Kids attacked by hornets on fun run

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A group of children were attacked by a swarm of hornets in Basel while on a fun run.

About 20 kids were stung as they disturbed a nest as they ran past. 

Most were treated by local medical staff – although 4 were sent to hospital for more detailed checks. 

The fire brigade were called to render the nest harmless.

The children were part of a group of 1,000 running in the regular Lange Erlen forest run. 

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