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National Day nightmare as over 100 Chinese tourists attacked by angry bees in forest park

About 20 people still receiving medical treatment after being stung numerous times

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 06 October, 2016, 10:47am
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 October, 2016, 11:05am

More than 100 Chinese tourists, including numerous children, were injured after being attacked by a swarm of bees in a country park during the National Day holiday.

Most of the people who were stung suffered only minor injuries as they visited Huangling National Forest Park in Yanan, northwestern Shaanxi province, on Tuesday afternoon, the Xian Evening News reported.

About 20 people, who suffered numerous stings, were receiving treatment at a medical centre near the park, the report said.

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A number of children who were stung were seen crying afterwards, the report said.

The forest park, established in 2002 is categorised as a AAAA-grade scenic spot – the second highest rating for resorts in China set by the National Travel Bureau.

The seven-day national holiday, which ends on Friday, has seen a number of Chinese tourists experience problems, including one group who found themselves trapped on top of Mount Hua, near Huayin, in the same province.

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There have also been reports of widespread travel delays, including long queues at bus stations, which saw passengers having to wait many hours before being able to travel.