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Five attacked by preschool wasp swarm

TT/The Local/pvs · 23 Sep 2011, 14:27

Published: 23 Sep 2011 14:27 GMT+02:00

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The frenzied wasp attack occurred at around 10am on Friday, while the children at Solstenen preschool in Norrköping were playing in the nearby woods, according to a report in the local Norrköpings Tidning daily.

"The children came back and they were very upset," said Gunilla Wahlberg at the preschool to the newspaper.

The facts soon emerged that in fact five people had been stung by the common wasps, leaving them swollen and feeling ill. It is reported that several felt close to fainting.

The whole episode was described as "shocking" for the children, some as young as two-years-old.

"They brought in all the children and rang the ambulance at once," Wahlberg said, reserving praise for the conduct of her staff.

Five of the party were taken by ambulance to Vrinnevis hospital in the town, where it was concluded that the three children had sustained minor injuries in the wasp attack.

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As a result of the harrowing ordeal, staff will exercise caution before venturing out to the woods, a popular spot for the preschool children.

"Had we known that there was a wasp's nest there we would never have gone. But according to (pest control firm) Anticimex an animal had probably been in there poking about during the night and disturbed the wasp's nest."

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:31 September 23, 2011 by calebian22
"Five attacked by preschool wasp swarm"

Good thing the wasps were only preschoolers and not adults. Lucky!
09:26 September 24, 2011 by Pont-y-garreg
I find it's the high school wasps that have the worst attitude.
11:01 September 24, 2011 by CCVB
lol thanks for the funny comments, good way to start the day ;)
17:10 September 24, 2011 by Frobobbles
Hospital? Ambulance? Because of getting stung by wasps?? People are getting completely insane.
22:10 September 24, 2011 by Coinhunter
@Frobobbles With preschoolers you have to be especially careful. You never know if they have allergies because they have likely never been stung before. People have died from wasps so your position is quite strange... : /
23:56 September 24, 2011 by johan rebel
Hospital? Ambulance? Of course, this is Sweden! And yes, it is completely insane.

Anybody who is allergic and gest stung will not walk back to school and be upset, that's for sure. If the victim goes into anaphylactic shock it might be a good idea to call an ambulance, provided the response time is under ten minutes, preferably five. I should know. My mom got stung recently, it took the ambulance almost an hour. She died.
01:21 October 1, 2011 by zeulf
calebian, word order makes difference the all
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