Eight police officers aged between 20 and 60 were stung by a swarm of Japanese giant hornets in Machida on Sunday morning. All of the victims survived the attack but one of the group was stung over his entire body and was taken to hospital. The attack took place in Oyamada Park.
According to police, the group was in the park searching for an elderly man who reportedly became confused after leaving his home on Sept 22. The man has not been seen since but a family member found his car in the Oyamada car park on Sept 23. A group of 35 people were searching for the man when the hornet attacks occurred.© News reports