While talking with his neighbor from his garden, Benny Hennus, a resident of Kortenaken, Flemish Brabant, was stung in the arm by a wasp. Panicked, he had time to go back to his house and alert his wife.
But just two minutes later, he collapsed, in front of his partner, explains Het Laatste Nieuws. “Two minutes after the bite, sweat was running down his forehead,” she says.
Help arrived and spent more than 45 minutes trying to resuscitate the victim, without success. “‘It doesn’t look like it’ is the last thing I could say to him.” According to his wife, Benny had never suffered from an allergic reaction to a wasp sting.