Blind author gets attacked by bee swarm while jogging along Kallang River

A 80-year-old blind author was attacked by a swarm of angry bees which left more than 50 stings during a morning jog along the Kallang River. 

The incident happened on May 23, 2017 at around 9.40am, reports Shin Min Daily News via Lianhe Zaobao

On the day of the incident, the victim was jogging alone and had just gotten on a bridge when he heard a loud buzzing sound. 

At first, he thought that it was just someone's music playing, but suddenly felt a intense pain on his body and face.

It became so painful that he screamed for help. 

Said the victim:

“I was in so much pain I nearly fainted, but there was no one around to help me.

“I told myself that I had to stay conscious and walked back to my condominium to seek help.”

When he reached the entrance to the condominium, a concerned neighbour quickly brought him upstairs, while his family members called for an ambulance.

The victim was conveyed to a hospital where doctors told him that he had been stung more than 50 times. 

After removing the stings, the doctor did a blood test and other checkups. 

The victim was discharged the following day once his fever subsided.

Said the victim:

“I was really lucky to have escaped from the maws of death this time. 

“The stings were very painful .

“I thought I was going to die.

“I can’t see so I didn’t know where I could escape to.

“There was no one around to help either.

“I felt very helpless and didn’t know what to do.”

The victim also added that this was the first time he had encountered bees after jogging every morning for nine years and said he would continue to do so.