A middle-aged man who had been living with a swarm of bees inside his house in Migori County died on Wednesday morning after the house collapsed on him.

The deceased identified as Atanus Oluoch had been living alone in the house at Sangla village.According to David Okoth, one of the man’s neighbours,¬†they tried to rescue the deceased immediately the house collapsed unfortunately their efforts were thwarted by the furious swarm of bees that were inside the collapsed house.By the time they managed to scare the bees away, the man had already succumbed to injuries.Okoth said he was aware that the deceased lived with the swarm of bees peacefully in the same house for a very long time.Area chief Mr Benard Aliwa confirmed the incident, saying they suspect that the house collapsed because of the heavy rains witnessed in the area on Tuesday.The chief said the deceased was also stung by the bees before he died in the collapsed house.The body of the deceased was moved to Migori Level Four Hospital mortuary as investigations into the incident continue.

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