Nature & Environment
Man dies after being attacked by 800,000 bees
By T.K. Randall
October 9, 2014 · 18 comments
The bees proved deadly as they attacked the two men. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Hola Mundo
The massive swarm of bees had been unwittingly unleashed by two men working at a house in Arizona.
The house, which was situated in the town of Douglas on the state border with Mexico, was undergoing garden maintenance when two workmen managed to disturb a previously undiscovered beehive located in the building's attic.
The pair immediately found themselves running for cover as they became engulfed in a huge swarm of several hundred thousand bees. One of the men was stung around 100 times while the other was stung so many times that he collapsed.
When paramedics arrived at the scene they found him in respiratory arrest and couldn't revive him. The other man was taken to hospital but went on to make a full recovery.
The fire department later discovered a 6ft nest in the house's attic that appeared to have been there for the better part of a decade. Remarkably the 90-year-old man who lived in the house somehow managed to escape the ordeal without a single sting.
Source: Sky News
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