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Originally published Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 11:20 AM

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Honey bees sting Texas man about 1,000 times

A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.


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Have only been stung twice in my lifetime. That was bad enough. Can't imagine getting stung nearly 1,000 times. MORE

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas —

A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.

Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees.

Spokesman Barry Levy (LEE'-vee) says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts near the Weeks Park Tennis Center. He says the man was in good condition at a local hospital.

Levy says two co-workers also were stung when they came to the man's aid. One worker fled into a nearby tennis center, bringing the swarm with him.

One of the co-workers also was hospitalized in good condition, the other was treated and discharged.

The center, a nearby trail and part of a golf course remain closed until personnel confirm the bees are gone.



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