Two die in Baitadi hornet sting

BAITADI: Two persons of a single family were killed after being stung by hornets at Thalakanda of Baitadi on Saturday.

The deceased have been identified as local resident Pampha Devi Saud (48) and her 12-year-old grandson Dipak.

The deceased were returning home from Pampha's parents' home when the incident occurred, police said.

Some wild animals had destroyed the hives of hornets and eaten them in a nearby forest on Friday night, sending the hornets into a frenzy, which resulted into the incident, police said.