Senator Avinash Singh had to jump into a river to preserve his life on Saturday, after being attacked by a swarm of bees.
Up to late yesterday, Singh, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, remained warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mt Hope, after being stung by more than a hundred bees.
Singh, a registered farmer, was ploughing his father’s land in Felicity, Chaguanas, when the bees invaded the area and swarmed around him, the T&T Guardian was told.
A 63-year-old man of Rio Claro has been killed by a swarm of bees.
Hooram Seeraj, of Charuma Junction Road, Rio Claro, died at the Rio Claro Health Facility this morning.
Police reports indicate that he was clearing land near his home when a swarm of bees attacked him.
He was rushed to the health facility where he later died.