Hornet attacks kill dozens in China

Prophecy Sign:  Pestilence and death by the wild creatures of the earth

It's bad enough being chased around the picnic table by an angry hornet or wasp, but can you image being chased by dozens of these behemoths, (picture above), and stung over and over?  Sounds like something from a Stephen King horror movie, or something from the book of Revelation describing events during the Tribulation. 

I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth. Revelation 6:8 NIV

Hornet attacks kill dozens in China

Twenty-eight people have died and hundreds have been injured in a wave of attacks by giant hornets in central China, according to reports. Victims described being chased for hundreds of metres by the creatures and stung as many as 200 times. Most of the attacks in the past three months were in remote, rural, wooded areas in southern Shaanxi, the province's China Business newspaper reported. In the city of Ankang alone, 18 people have died from the stings, health official Zhou Yuanhong told Associated Press. People in the cities of Hanzhong and Shangluo have also been injured.
The culprit appears to be the Asian giant hornet or Vespa mandarinia, which grows up to 5cm long with a 6mm sting, although the area is also home to the smaller Asian hornet, Vespa velutina nigrithorax.

Dozens killed and hundreds injured by swarms of giant hornets
At least 28 people have died following a spate of giant hornet attacks in central China. Hundreds more have been stung by swarms of the flying insects in the Angkang city area of Shaanxi province. Residents in the village of Sanping have been warned to remain ‘vigilant’ over the threat, especially when out in the woods. Many of the victims were chased for hundreds of yards by the hornets before being stung up to 200 times.


  1. Although I am a Bible believer, wild beasts are not insects.


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