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1 dead, several injured in Arizona after bee swarm attacks

  • July 30, 2021

One person died and several others were injured after being attacked by a swarm of bees in Arizona.  

The Northwest Fire District in the Tucson, Arizona metro area confirmed on Thursday that crews were dispatched in Marana, Arizona over a reported bee swarm. At least six people were stung by the bees, including three civilians who officials shared on Twitter were stung “hundreds of times.”  

Three firefighters were also stung several times, including one who was “stung about 60 times,” the district confirmed.  

One of the civilians, an adult male, died following the incident. Two other civilians and a firefighter also required medical attention for their injuries.   

A massive nearby beehive was estimated to weigh approximately 100 pounds, according to the district.  

The Marana Police Department confirmed on Facebook that bee handlers killed most of the swarm and removed the hive on Thursday. However, officials warned that some of the swarm still lingered in the area and could pose a risk to residents.  

USA TODAY has reached out to the Marana Police Department for additional information.  

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A New Mexico man earlier this year found that his car had been invaded by a swarm of 15,000 bees. The bugs were removed from the scene and re-homed, and no major injuries were reported.  

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