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One Dead And Two Injured In Bee Attack After Disturbing Hive

by : UNILAD on : 04 Aug 2015 12:47
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A man was killed and two others were badly injured on a Californian construction site after the workers disturbed a beehive.

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The underground hive, buried inside a sprinkler valve, was disturbed when the contractors started levelling the ground for a new car park.

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The angry bees quickly started swarming, some people managed to get away but a couple of the men were trapped. The victim was seen struggling to protect himself from the stings on the ground.

Workers managed to spray water from a nearby tank to ward off the bees, and the man was rushed to hospital in critical condition, but later died from his injuries.

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Officials say the victim had an allergic reaction to the stings.

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A beehive removal worker has said the hive appeared to belong to an Africanized bee colony.

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NY Daily News
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