Man escapes death after bitten by ants

A 75-year-old man escaped death after being bitten by ants in the northeast of Victorian state of Australia.

Updated: Nov 03, 2010, 16:44 PM IST

Melbourne: A 75-year-old man escaped death
after being bitten by ants in the northeast of Victorian state
of Australia.

According to a media report, the victim was in a critical
condition after being bitten by ants in the town of
Wandiligong in Victoria`s Alpine region today.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said the victim
tried to use his allergy medication, which failed him.

He was later taken to a hospital in Bright and was
expected to be flown to a hospital in Melbourne for further
treatment.

But while waiting for the helicopter to arrive,
paramedics were able to stabilise him.

It didn`t look good at all. He was in a critical
condition, Mullen said, adding he had a remarkable recovery
and the air ambulance was called off.

He was taken by road to the Wangaratta hospital for
further observation. He was pretty lucky" Mullen said.

PTI

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