Bee Attack Lands 44 Kids in Hospital

    Bees come and go from a bee hive  in West Bath, Maine on Monday, April 30, 2012. A state bee expert says conditions are perfect for another honeybee die-off, after a mild winter and unseasonably warm early spring have created conditions reminiscent of 2010, when an explosion in the mite populations killed off many colonies. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach)

    Honeybees. (Pat Wellenbach/AP)

    A freak accident in South Africa on Friday left 44 children hospitalized after their visit to a bunny park went horribly wrong. As the group of 80 children, all between 2 and 6 years old, stood waiting for their bus, a swarm of bees appeared out of nowhere and began attacking them. Emergency responders soon arrived on the scene, taking 44 of the injured children to the hospital—four of whom were in critical condition. Thankfully, officials say the unprovoked attack did not involve “killer bees,” since the only bees in the area are regular honey bees. The moral of the story? Avoid bunny parks.

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