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Vietnamese teacher in danger after suffering 100 wasp stings

Tuesday, November 15, 2016, 20:05 GMT+7

A teacher now risks losing her life after suffering 100 wasp stings on the way to attending an event on Phuc Quoc Island, off southern Vietnam.

Pham Thi Tu T., a 43-year-old literature teacher at Phu Quoc High School, is being treated at Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Le Thanh Van, principal of the school, said Tuesday.

In a deep coma, she is suffering a critical condition after being stung 100 times by wasps when she was going to a national solidarity festival in Phu Quoc, administered by Kien Giang Province.

Van said that T. was approaching a road in Suoi Da Hamlet, Duong To Commune, at 7:30 am on Sunday when she was attacked by a swarm of wasps.

The teacher was immediately admitted to Phu Quoc District Hospital and transferred to Cho Ray at 2:00 pm the same day.

Her family said that T. suffers liver, kidney and heart failure, with her life in danger. She cannot breathe herself at this time so doctors have put her on a ventilator.

Her colleagues have raised money to help her, with one of her students setting up a Facebook page to facilitate the fundraising.

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