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One dead, several others stung in bee attack

Posted at 10:11 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 02:21:38-04

One man has died, and several others were injured after being stung by bees Monday morning. 

Tracy L. Koslowski, a spokesperson with Drexel Heights Fire District, says firefighters responded to a bee attack incident in the 6600 south block of Camino De La Tierra.
Two landscapers and a resident were attacked by a swarm of bees.
One of the landscapers coded while on the scene. Firefighters took him inside the home to treat him, but he did not survive the attack.

Dead & dying #bees on the street near where a man was killed in an attack this morning on Camino De La Tierra & Valencia.

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One of the residents was also attacked and transported to St. Mary’s hospital.
The second landscaper was stung, but was able to get away and refused any treatment, said Koslowski. The landscaper was spraying for weeds/bugs when the first landscaper approached him and was being attacked.
Two firefighters were also stung while they were helping the victims.
Two hives total were located under the eaves of the porch and weighed approximately 150 pounds.