So­cial me­dia abuzz as fly­ing in­sects swarm part of Lon­don

Cape Breton Post - - World -

LON­DON — So­cial me­dia users in Lon­don are buzzing about an ap­par­ent swarm of fly­ing in­sects that has de­scended on one part of the city.

Videos posted to Twit­ter Tues­day show peo­ple duck­ing as the in­sects de­scend on Green­wich in south­east Lon­don. It’s not clear what the bugs were or why they ap­peared in un­usual num­bers. Some say they’re bees, but oth­ers de­scribe them as wasps.

Trans­port for Lon­don, which over­sees pub­lic trans­port in the cap­i­tal, posted a pic­ture from a traf­fic cam­era show­ing large num­bers of the in­sects col­lect­ing on a traf­fic light, and warned driv­ers that a pedes­trian cross­ing was “par­tially ob­structed by bees.’’ It warned: “Please ap­proach with cau­tion.’’ Lon­don po­lice didn’t im­me­di­ately re­turn a re­quest for comment on whether they’ve re­ceived re­ports on the in­sects.

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