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Bee attack in South Africa leaves 44 children injured

A swarm of bees attacked a group of 80 young children during their visit to a bunny park in South Africa.
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A pictures shows bees at an apiary near the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of Bureij on April 19, 2010. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A massive bee attack is not exactly the best way to end a field trip. 

But that's exactly what happened to a group of about 80 South African pre-schoolers Friday.

The children were waiting to board their bus after a day playing with rabbits at a bunny park a half-hour outside Johannesburg, when, as spokesman for the area's ambulance service Chris Botha so eloquently said, "things went drastically wrong." 

"A swarm of bees came out of nowhere and attacked the children," Botha added, according to GlobalGrind

Four of the toddlers, aged two to six, were in critical condition, and another 40 were injured in the attack,Africa's BNO News reported

Investigators are still unclear on what prompted the freak incident, but said they don't think that the stingers in question were the infamously aggressive Africanized honey bees, AKA killer bees, ABC News reported

Maybe the kiddos were just too sweet for their own good? 

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