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Killer hornets sting at least 19 people to death in China, nearly 600 stung

Hong Kong (CNN) -- At least 19 people have been stung to death by hornets -- which may include the world's largest hornet species Vespa mandarinia -- in China's central Shaanxi province in the last three months, according to the city government of Ankang, the apparent epicenter of a recent spate of fatalities and injuries.

A total of 583 people in the area have been stung by hornets since July 1, say city officials. Seventy victims are still recovering in hospitals.

Chen Changlin was hospitalized after being attacked by hornets, while harvesting rice last week.

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Added: Sep-27-2013 Occurred On: Sep-27-2013
By: smarterthanewe
Tags: Killer Hornets, Nature, WTF
Location: Hong Kong (load item map)
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