facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Homeowner and gardener attacked by bees

July 25, 2012 at 2:14 PM   |   Comments

INDIO, Calif., July 25 (UPI) -- A man and woman in Indio, Calif., were stung by bees 80 and 100 times, respectively, in the woman's backyard, authorities said.

The man, a gardener, was trimming a palm tree Tuesday when bees, swarming on the trunk of the tree, attacked him, and the woman, the homeowner, was stung when she came outside to help him, said Matthew Kotz of the Riverside County, Calif., Fire Department.

Two other gardening workers were also stung, but less severely, the Palm Springs, Calif., Desert Sun reported Wednesday.

Firefighters sprayed foam on the tree to subdue the bees. The victims were largely stung on their heads and torsos, and were hospitalized for treatment of moderate injuries, a Fire Department spokesman said.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta
4
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
5
Brazil, Argentina to strenghten aerospace cooperation; talk Gripen deal Brazil, Argentina to strenghten aerospace cooperation; talk Gripen deal
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback