PAST CASES INVOLVING SWARMS OF BEES:
A pest control officer died after being stung over 100 times on his face and body by a swarm of giant honey bees in the Tanglin area. Mr Mohammad Sallehen Mohd Ali, 30, died at Singapore General Hospital from bee venom.
He and two colleagues had been sent to the site following complaints from residents that people had been stung.
A swarm of bees stung eight people at the top of Sentosa's Skyride chairlift ride, a part of the Skyline Luge Sentosa attraction.
The passengers had taken up three chairlifts and some were stung on the arms while one was stung on the head.
The bees flew off when it started to rain 15 minutes later.
Thirty-eight students and staff were taken to hospital after a bee attack at Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
They were warming up for their weekly physical education class that morning when the swarm appeared.