A single bee sting brought firefighters and police under attack by 40,000 bees

A single bee sting brought firefighters and police under attack by 40,000 bees

Business·2020-02-23 04:45

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Five people, including two firefighters and a police officer, were stung by bees after nearly 40,000 attacked in Pasadena, California, on Thursday.

Firefighters had been called to the scene after someone was stung by a bee at a Hampton Inn, but when they examined the hive, 40,000 bees attacked.

An exterminator had to be called to remove the bees from the area.

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Police and firefighters in California were attacked by nearly 40,000 bees while they were responding to a call about a single bee sting.

Five people, including two firefighters and a police officer, were sent to a hospital on Thursday after the swarm of bees attacked in Pasadena, California, NBC Los Angeles reported.

“I’ve been with the fire department 18 years now and responded to several bee incidents,” Pasadena Fire Department Public Information Officer Lisa Derderian told CNN. “But never to this magnitude.”

Officials were called to remove a hive after someone was stung by a bee at a local Hampton Inn.

But while the hive was being investigated, the bees attacked, stinging one firefighter 17 times. In total, seven people were stung by the bees.

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