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Terrifying Giant Hornets Kill 41 In China

Friday 4th October 2013

41 people have been killed in a series of attacks by swarms of Giant Asian Hornets in China.

Asian Giant Hornets
Image: Addicted2Hymenoptera on Flickr

More than 1,600 people have been stung in China, with the 6mm sting leaving bullet-sized craters in the victims' arms.

Firefighters have been called in to remove hornet nests in the central Shaanxi province.

It is believed that the ferocity of the attacks has been heightened by the drier, warmer weather, while the hornets are most aggressive during their mating season in September and October.