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Swarming Bees Send Four People To The Hospital

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LA MESA, Calif. (AP) - A huge hive of killer bees sends residents in La Mesa running.  A swarm attacked some people in the Helix High School area, near Lowell Street and Normal Avenue. Four people had to be hospitalized.

La Mesa fire officials say a 79-year-old woman was stung at least 30 times and her 82-year-old husband suffered at least 20 bee stings as they walked in their neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. A woman and her 11-year-old son were also stung about five times each and taken to a hospital.

Their conditions were not immediately known.

Fire spokesman Sonny Saghera says firefighters found a large hive in a roof and called a beekeeper to destroy it. Saghera says the beekeeper believes the honey bees had likely interbred with Africanized killer bees, because they were so aggressive.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

 

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