Rajasthan farmer killed by honeybees

Rajasthan farmer killed by honeybees

He was stung by a swarm of bees and became unconscious, Paladee police station in-charge Hari Om Meena said. AFP File photo

A 60-year-old farmer died after being stung by a swarm of honeybees in Rajasthan's Sirohi district, police said on Thursday.

The incident happened in Barwada village on Wednesday when Ukharam Meghwal was taking rest under a tree in the fields and a beehive fell on him.

He was stung by a swarm of bees and became unconscious, Paladee police station in-charge Hari Om Meena said. 

He said that the victim was rushed to a hospital for treatment where he died later.

The body was handed over to his family members after post-mortem, he said, adding that a case was registered.