An American national has been stung to death by wasps.
Gloria Suemiller aged 65 and a resident of Oklahoma City, was stung while tracking gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Rubanda district on Thursday.
The incident occurred at Katonvi, Ruhija zone in Bwindi Impenetrable National park in Rubanda district.
Elly Maate says that Suemiller was overpowered by the wasps after she failed to run. Maate says that Gary and other tour guides escaped unhurt.
He says that Suemiller along with seven other tourists including her husband, White Gary Lynn, crossed Uganda from the capital Kigali on Wednesday evening, spending a night at Ruhija sector in Rubanda.
The matter has been registered at Ruhija police post under reference SD 06/24/05/2018.
This is the not the first time tourists have died while in expedition.
Last month, Tutin Jean Piere 63, a French National who also works with France Embassy in Kenya, died while on his way from a gorilla tracking expedition in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. The incident occurred at Kanyambeho-Kinurira cell in Mpungu Sub County, Kanungu district.
In the same month, Shukla Mukesh, 60, a British tourist died in Kyevu Butanda Sub County, Kabale District. The deceased together with three other tourists identified as; Tejal Raval, Nishma Raval and Kalvinder Barad were heading to the Pygmies Settlement Area in Butanda Sub County for a tour.
Mukesh collapsed as they were climbing a hill in Kyevu and died while being rushed to Kyevu Health Centre II.