California Woman, 71, Stung Over 1,000 Times by Killer Bees
(LOS ANGELES) -- A 71-year-old Palm Desert woman was stung by a swarm of bees more than 1,000 times this past week.
According to KABC, ABC's Los Angeles affiliate, a Verizon employee was called to check on a report of bees around an fiber-optic cable box underground near Lucerne Drive and Merrill Drive. At around 4:30 p.m., the man lifted the cable box, at which point a swarm of about 80,000 killer bees swarmed out and attacked the woman.
Firefighters responded to the scene and reported seeing the woman "covered head-to-toe in bees," KABC reports. The woman was taken to a Palm Springs hospital and is expected to recover.
Five firefighters were also hospitalized for bee stings. The hive has since been removed from the scene.
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