It’s 42, to be precise. Reuters:
Swarms of giant hornets have killed 42 people and injured 1,640 in China’s northwestern province of Shaanxi in recent weeks, the official Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
Now you know. Please resume whatever it is you were doing, hopefully not getting killed by hornets.
Previously: At Least 18 People Have Died Of Wasp Attacks In Shaanxi Recently
UPDATE, 3:34 pm: Business Insider brings us this video via Liveleak (h/t James Griffiths) of a hornet wound:
Nothing really new.. it happens every single year. Tens of people die from these because they are friggin evil. This year however, it’s apparently making the news.