October 2, 2013. In central China, more than 40 people were killed and hundreds injured in an attack by hornets.
Incidents of insects occurred in recent weeks in the province of Shaanxi.
Authorities had to bring fire to destroy nests and Shershneva open special treatment centers for victims of insect bites.
According to local officials, the dry and hot weather, the well-established in the country, has led to an increase in vegetation cover, which in turn led to an increase in the population of hornets.