About 17 children were injured on Monday when bees attacked them at a school in Umkomaas in Kwazulu-Natal, paramedics said. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the swarm of bees attacked the children at a school on Old Main Road. He said paramedics arrived to find several children waiting in a classroom. "Paramedics assessed the children and found that 17, aged between 7 and 10, had sustained numerous bee stings," he said in a statement. The children were treated on scene and then taken to various hospitals for further medical care. Meiring said some children had been transported privately, before paramedics arrived.