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An American tourist has been stung to death by wasps in Uganda whilst tracking gorillas.
Gloria Miller, 65, was set upon by a large swarm which fatally stung her whilst she was walking with her husband Gary White, 74, and six other tourists.
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Mr White is a retired Colonel at the US Army Medical Dept and may used his training to try and save his wife.
The other tourists escaped unharmed but were left in shock by the horrific attack at the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in South West Uganda.
Miller - Edmonton - Oklahoma - Daughters
Miller is understood to be from Edmonton, Oklahoma and is thought to have two daughters.
The group of tourists had reportedly set off from Kigali, Rwanda on Wednesday and crossed into Uganda where they spent the night before carrying on with their guide.
Kigezi - Region - Police - Elly - Matte
Kigezi Region police spokesperson Elly Matte confirmed Miller’s death happened at about 10:30 am on Thursday at Katonvi, Ruhija zone in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
According to the Xinhau news agency, Matte said: ‘They decided to go to the park and the victim was the one in front of the others with the park guides.
Wasps - Numbers - Rest - Tourists - Unhurt
‘The wasps just attacked her at once in big numbers as the rest (of the tourists) escaped unhurt’.
Miller had remarried in 2009 to White, who spent decades in the Army working as a medic.
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Pictures posted on his Facebook page show him standing with one of his daughters as he was about to deploy on Operation Enduring Freedom, the Army’s name for the War on Terror after 9/11 which involved conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He has also served in Bolivia and worked as a vet in the Vietnam War, according to his Facebook pictures.
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