CGI's Samantha: Nevada-Swarm of bees attacks four people, killing one and stinging another 100 times
Posted By: Susoni
Date: Friday, 10-Oct-2014 00:10:07
A swarm of bees attacked four people in southern Arizona Wednesday, killing one and hospitalizing another.
Authorities in Douglas, a town on the border with Mexico, said that three landscape workers and another person were attacked at around 10:30 a.m. local time. Douglas Fire Capt. Ray Luzania told The Arizona Republic that one of the workers had collapsed and was having trouble breathing when emergency workers arrived, while another had critical injuries.
The two were taken to a local hospital where one of the workers was pronounced dead. Luzania said that the injured person was believed to have been stung more than 100 times. The names of the victims have not been released.
A bee exterminator later located a large hive in the attic of the house where the men had been working. The landscaper told the Republic that the hive was about 10 years old and had approximately 800,000 bees inside. The homeowner, a 90-year-old man, was moved out and is staying with his daughter.
It is not clear why the bees attacked the workers, but Luzania said that the noise from the tools they were using may have angered them.
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