VELLORE: 15 people, including Ambur AIADMK MLA Balasubramani, were injured, after being attacked by a swarm of bees during a yagna at Vadaseri village near Ambur on Thursday.
Balasubramani had organised yaga salai pooja at Sakthi Mariamman temple for the speedy recovery of AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Five yaga sala's were set up to perform rituals under a huge banyan tree inside the temple complex.
According to locals, the bee hive was there for more than five years.
As soon as the pooja commenced around 8.30 am, fumes from the Agni Kundams, disturbed a bee hive on the Banyan tree.
Immediately, the bees descended on the people who had gathered there for the yagna. Within a few seconds, bees attacked the MLA and the participants.
While the AIADMK supporters ran-away from the spot, it took time for MLA Balasubramani to get into his car. By then, he was stun by the bees.
The Ambur MLA was rushed to a private hospital immediately, where he fainted.
The legislator was administrated drips and he stayed at hospital for three hours.
The yagna was cancelled. The Injured AIADMK supporters admitted to a private hospital were stated to be out of danger.