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Aug 28, 2020

Elderly Man Killed by Bees in the West

Roy Martinez

An elderly man is dead after he was stung to death by bees. Seventy-four-year-old Roy Martinez, a bulldozer operator, was working in the Chiquibul area when he was attacked by bees. According Laura Martinez, her husband tried to get away, but couldn’t.  She says that the incident happened around three on Thursday afternoon, but he was taken to the hospital until later that night and died by early morning. Today, we spoke with Laura Martinez by phone about the deadly incident.


On the Phone: Laura Martinez, Wife of Deceased

“I just know that he mi the drive and the bees deh come with ah and come to ah and he run wah six feet away and he collapsed and that’s it. They rushed him from the hospital but they neva reach in time with ah.  This happen from three o’clock the evening and he neva get to hospital until one eighteen and they called me one thirty this morning.”


Andrea Polanco

“Do you know why it took so long to get him to the hospital?”


Laura Martinez

On the Phone: Laura Martinez

“The road was too bad and they neva have no other transport because I hear that they asked about the helicopter and they said the helicopter couldn’t fly dah night and they had to bring him by road and that’s why.”


Andrea Polanco

“Where did this happen?”


On the Phone: Laura Martinez

“It happened at his work. He work where they do the gold mine or something like that.”


Andrea Polanco

“Oh – off the Chiquibul Road?”


On the Phone: Laura Martinez

“Yes, around there.”

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