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Three sent to hospital after bee attack near Tropicana, Topaz

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 8/05/2014 5:48 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Clark County firefighters say multiple people were stung and three people were taken to the hospital after two men apparently provoked a large hive of bees.

Authorities say they got reports at about 5:30 p.m. Monday that a swarm of bees was on attack and several people were being stung. Dispatchers sent 32 firefighters and five ambulances to the scene.

Rescuers wearing bee hoods and full protective gear used fire hoses and firefighting foam to remove the hive and clear the insects from the area, which was located near East Tropicana Avenue and Topaz Street.

Medical personnel examined nine people and sent three to the hospital. Officials say many more people were stung but didn't seek medical attention.

Police detained two men who they say threw objects at the hive.


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