American national stung to death by wasps

An American tourist has been stung to death by wasps in Bwindi National Park. Gloria Suemiller 65 a resident of Oklahoma USA was a group of eight tourists who were attacked by wasps yesterday morning at Katonyi, Ruhija zone of Bwindi National Park Rubanda district.

The group of tourists  including the deceased’s husband white Gary Lynn 74 years came from Kigali Rwanda on Tuesday evening and slept in Ruhija sector in anticipation to track gorillas the next morning.

Yesterday morning they decided to go tracking and the victim was the one in front with the park guided. The wasps just attacked her at once in big numbers to death as the rest escaped unhurt.

The Kigezi region police spokes person Elly Maate said police was notified and visited the scene with a police surgeon for post mortem adding that the incidence has been registered at Ruhiija police post under file reference number SD 06/24/05/2018. Efforts to take the body to Kampala for further management and transportation back to USA are on –going.

This is not the first tourist to die in Bwindi National Park this year; on 14th April 2018 Tutin Jean Pierre 63 years working with the French embassy in Nairobi Kenya slipped and died while tracking Gorillas in the park at Kanyambeho Kinurira Cell Buremba Parish Mpungu Sub County Kanungu district.

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