Nearly 30 children have been hospitalised in China with severe organ failure after being struck by giant hornets.The latest wave of injuries comes after it was revealed that more than 40 people had been killed by the aggressive insects.

A hospital in Guizhou province, in the south-west of the country, has had to treat dozens of children who were attacked by the 5cm-long animals.

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Torment: Fu Huanhuan, 16, is one of 30 children in hospital in China's Guizhou province after being stung by giant hornets

Torment: Fu Huanhuan, 16, is one of 30 children in hospital in China?s Guizhou province after being stung by giant hornets

Attack: She was set upon by a swarm of 70 hornets which repeatedly stung her head

Attack: She was set upon by a swarm of 70 hornets which repeatedly stung her head

Treatment: Another child who suffered organ failure and had to receive a blood transfusion

Treatment: Another child who suffered organ failure and had to receive a blood transfusion

The children were taken to hospital in a state of organ failure, and many have had to have several blood transfusions as well as haemodialysis to remove the toxins from their blood. Fu Huanhuan, 16, told ITN that she was working on a farm when more than 70 hornets started stinging her on the head.

?A lot of hornets surrounded my head,? he said. ?My head felt really sore and my heart started racing.?

She almost died as a result of the stings, and is now in hospital recovering from her injuries. (DAILY MAIL)

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