Swarming ants kill man

Last updated 11:09 22/07/2009

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A 42-year-old Bolivian man who fell asleep under an ant-infested tree has been killed by insect bites.

Beni city Police Chief Rolando Ramos says that farmworker Santiago Ortiz had apparently been drinking before sitting down beneath a Palo Santo tree - a type noted for its aromatic wood and for hosting a particularly aggressive sort of ant.

Ramos said on Tuesday that when police reached the scene, the man was already dead, but swarms of ants were still crawling across his body.

- AP 

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