Swarms of hornets kill 40 in China

It's the stuff of nightmares: bodies lining a morgue in China all bear the same bullet wound sized craters in their skin. But the victims didn't die in a shootout, they were stung to death by swarms of hornets the size of an adult thumb.

Swarms of hornets have killed more than 42 people and injured more than 1,640 in northern China over the past 3 months, Breitbart.com reports.

Local experts identified the beastly critters as the Asian giant hornet, which can grow up to 2 inches long.

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