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Tourist Killed By Wasps In Bwindi

An American tourist has died in Bwindi National Park after she was attacked and stung by wasps while out tracking gorrillas.

The Police said, Gloria Suemiller, 65, from Oklahoma in the United States of America was visiting the park with friends when she was fatally stung.

Kigezi Region, Police spokesperson Elly Matte confirmed that the tourist died on the morning of Thursday at Katonvi, Ruhija zone in Bwindi  in Rubanda district.

Matte said the victim was with her husband and six other tourists and had crossed from Rwanda with the aim of visiting several habituated families of gorrillas.

She was the only one stung by the wasps when they went tracking the apes in the morning aided by a group of guides.

The police have recorded the incident under SD 06.24/05/2018 and her body had been taken for postportem.


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