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Utah highway swarmed when truck hauling beehives overturns

June 28 (UPI) -- Beekeepers converged on a Utah highway to attempt to capture thousands of bees that swarmed in the roadway after a truck hauling more than 200 hives overturned.

Authorities said the semitrailer overturned Monday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80, near mile marker 149 in Summit County.

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Authorities said several people, including the driver, suffered minor injuries from bee stings. Two people were treated for stings at a local hospital.

Beekeepers on the scene said the damage to the hives was severe.

"Unfortunately, more is damaged than not. Maybe 5% that's salvageable," beekeeper Sam Cohen told KSTU-TV. "It's sad to see."

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