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Asian giant hornet responsible for attack on tour group in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A tour group walking to the Sazasa Open Air Museum in Taitung County on Wednesday morning (Nov. 8) was stung by Asian giant hornets, sending two into cardiac arrest and an...

11 sent to hospital after hornet attack in eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two tourists in their 60s were rushed to the hospital suffering from cardiac arrest and breathing complications after being attacked by a swarm of hornets in Taitung Count...

7 injured in hornet attack in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven people were stung while hiking the Canquangliao Historical Trail (燦光寮步道) on Sunday (Oct. 22). The New Taipei City Fire Department's "119" hotline re...

Two groups of hikers attacked by bees, hornets in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — There were two separate reports of hikers attacked by bees or hornets in New Taipei on Sunday (Oct. 1). The first attack was reported in New Taipei’s Wulai Distri...

Asian hornets swarm hikers, sending 1 to ICU in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A five-person hiking group was swarmed by Asian hornets while hiking a mountain trail in Ruifang, New Taipei City, on Monday (Sept. 25). An ambulance met the hiking exp...

2 hikers die after attack by hundreds of Asian hornets in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two men died after a group of 20 hikers was attacked by hundreds of Asian hornets in a mountainous area of New Taipei City. The hikers set out on Wednesday morning (Sep...

20 hikers attacked by hundreds of Asian hornets in New Taipei

Update: Sept. 20, 11 p.m. Two of the most seriously injured hikers, identified as a 61-year-old man surnamed Hu (胡) and a 66-year-old man surnamed Chiao (焦), lost all vital signs when being carrie...

28 immigrants stung by Asian giant hornets in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 30 new immigrant tourists on Sunday (Oct. 31) were viciously stung by hyper-aggressive Asian giant hornets while hiking in a mountainous area of Kaohsiung. While...

Hornet attack leaves one hiker dead in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A woman is dead and her husband is in critical condition after they were attacked by hornets while hiking on the popular Sandiaoling Trail in Ruifang District, New Taipei ...

Taiwan police officer attacked by flesh-eating Asian giant hornet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A police officer on Saturday (Dec. 5) was attacked by an Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), which bit into his ear before he was able to kill the murderous marauder. ...

A dozen runners attacked by hornets at Taiwan's Taroko Gorge marathon

A swam of hornets attacked about a dozen runners during the Taroko Gorge Marathon in the eastern county of Hualien on Saturday, leaving 2 hospitalized, but none of the injuries were life-threatening, ...