SAN JUAN – An employee on a sugar plantation in Guyana has died after coming under attack by African killer bees, media outlets said Monday.
Ramesh Lalaram, 56, and nine other workers were walking in the community of Bath Settlement, west of Georgetown, on Saturday when they were attacked by a swarm of killer bees.
While most of the group jumped into a nearby canal, Lalaram and Alta Ally remained on the ground and were stung repeatedly.
All 10 workers were taken to a Georgetown hospital, where Lalaram was pronounced dead on arrival.
Most of the other workers were treated and released, but Ally remains hospitalized in serious condition, Demerara Waves newspaper reported.