30 hurt in bee attack during funeral

More than 30 people were injured in a bee attack during a funeral at Hosahalli in Magadi taluk on Sunday.

Disturbed by the smoke from the incense sticks, a swarm of bees from a nearby banyan tree attacked the villagers, who had gone to the funeral of one Siddalingaiah.

The crowd started to disperse midway through the last rites.

However, the relatives of the deceased later completed the rituals in a hurry covering themselves with gunny bags after the bees settled down.

The injured are being treated at the Magadi government hospital.

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