Eindhoven runners attacked by wasps

24th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

24 August 2006, AMSTERDAM — Around 100 long distance runners were attacked and stung by wasps on Wednesday night in Eindhoven, 12 of them so seriously they needed hospital treatment.

24 August 2006

AMSTERDAM — Around 100 long distance runners were attacked and stung by wasps on Wednesday night in Eindhoven, 12 of them so seriously they needed hospital treatment.

The runners were taking part in the Grote Beekloop, a race taking place in the rolling terrain surrounding the Grote Beek psychiatric clinic in Eindhoven.

At 7.45pm, the runners followed the course through a wood, whereupon they were attacked by the wasps, Eindhoven public healthcare official Felix van Poll said.

The Eindhoven health services sent six ambulances to the scene and a trauma helicopter was also dispatched. Of the 12 runners sent to hospital, four were unconscious.

A bee keeper has been called in to remove the nest of aggressive wasps.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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