BEIJING (TIP): A massive attack by swarms of hornets in the southern Chinese province of Shaanxi left 28 people dead and hundreds injured, according to local newspaper reports. Many of the victims were stung more than 200 times by the Asian giant hornets or Vespa mandarinia, which are known for their toxic sting. Multiple stings can prove fatal if the victim is not immediately given medical treatment. Attacks by the thumb-sized wasp took place off and on over a period of several weeks in and around the towns of Ankang, Hanzhong and Shangluo of Shaanxi. Reports said one of the patients suffered from kidney failure after being stung in the head and legs.