A 64-year-old man died after he was stung by sparrow wasps in Koka, Shiga Prefecture, police said Friday.
According to police, the man, identified as Tatsuo Oyama, was cutting weeds at a cemetery when he was attacked by the wasps at around 4 p.m. Thursday, TBS reported. A passerby found him collapsed on the ground.
Police said Oyama was stung on his left arm and neck. He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later. The cause of death was anaphylactic shock.
Police said there was a wasps' nest in the hollow between two stone walls in the area where Oyama was working.© Japan Today