Saturday, 26 May 2018

UGANDA: Wasps Sting American Tourist, Gloria Suemiller To Death

A 65-year-old American tourist has been killed by insects - wasps in Bwindi impenetrable National park in Rubanda District in Western Uganda.

Gloria Suemiller, a resident of Oklahoma, USA was attacked at about 10:30 am on Thursday while on tour in Bwindi National Park where she had gone for gorilla trekking.

She was in a group of other tourists and husband, White Gary Lynn, 74, with whom they had traveled all the way from Kigali, Rwanda.

They had spent a night at Ruhija sector. The other tourists escaped unhurt, according to police.

The case is under police investigations at Ruhija police post under reference number SD 06/24/05/2018.

This is the third tourist to die in Uganda in the last two months.

Mukesh Shukla, 60, a British national died on April 7, 2018 as he climbed a hill in Butanda Sub County in Kabale District, also located in western Uganda.

On April 14, 2018 Tutin Jean Piere, 63, a French national collapsed and died during a gorilla trekking trip in the northern sector of Bwindi National Park in Kanungu District.

Piere, who also worked with the French Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya was in the company of some friends when he died.

Tourism Observer

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