Twenty-six elementary school students were stung and had to be taken to hospital after a swarm of hornets attacked them in Yamato, Kumamoto Prefecture.
The incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on Thursday, TV Asahi reported. A group of fourth graders from Kusunoki Elementary School were on a social studies field trip when they were suddenly attacked by a swarm of yellow Japanese hornets (Vespa simillima).
Police said none of the 26 students who were stung are in a serious condition.
According to local sources, yellow Japanese hornets are frequently sighted in the area where the incident took place, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today