18 Aug 2011

Woman dead after attack by wasps

9:16 am on 18 August 2011

A woman in Britain has died after being stung by a swarm of wasps.

She and a man were stung in the village of Galleywood, near Chelmsford, Essex, on Sunday afternoon.

Police say they were taken to hospital, but the woman, who was in her 70s, died. She was believed to have had a heart attack.

The number of wasps in Britain has surged this year because of an unseasonably warm spring.