2 more youths were stung by bees at Lalbagh

2 more youths were stung by bees at Lalbagh

2 more youths were stung by bees at Lalbagh

It was not two, but four visitors were stung by honey bees at the Lalbagh Botanical Gardens on Monday, the concluding day of the Independence Day flower show.

It was reported on Tuesday that two visitors, Jitendra Kumar and Suraj (both aged 24), were attacked by honey bees and rushed to a medical camp for treatment. On Wednesday, it came to light that two others, Hanumantha Gowda (25) and Shivaraj Gowda (25), were also stung by the bees.

While Kumar and Suraj were treated on the spot, Hanumantha Gowda and Shivaraj Gowda had been hospitalised. According to a senior official with the Department of Horticulture, the Mysore Horticulture Society, which organises the show, has volunteered to bear the medical expenses of those admitted.

First aid was given to Hanumantha and Shivaraj on the spot, after which they were rushed to South City Hospital on RV Road for treatment. Dr Harshith, consultant, South City Hospital, said that the duo were stable now. “They had to be rushed to the intensive care unit. They have been shifted to the ward,” he added.

Ningaraju, their relative, said that the victims went to Lalbagh to see the flower show and the incident occurred at around 2.30 pm. “At least 30 bees have stung them. It happened at the West Gate. They are unable to speak much about how the incident took place,” he said.

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