Arizona man survives swarming bees’ stings

Swarm of Bees

Swarm of Bees

A man is lucky to be alive after having been stung by tens of thousands of swarming bees near Kingman in northwestern Arizona, authorities said.

Mohave County sheriff’s spokeswoman, Leslie DeSantis, told a local media on Monday in Phoenix that the man had been hospitalized.

“The unidentified man is in stable condition at Kingman Regional Medical Centre following the attack after he apparently disturbed a large hive in the backyard of a home.

“The number of bees in the shed was unbelievable.

“The deputy who arrived said it was like something you would see in the movies. It was just amazing,’’ DeSantis said.

Authorities said the man was working on the property when he was stung and ran to his vehicle, getting help from two passersby who were also stung. However, they were not hospitalised.

A beekeeper called to the scene was also stung 23 times. He told authorities it would probably take several days to fully contain the bees.

Authorities have warned residents of the area to keep pets indoors, avoid walking nearby and drive through with car windows closed.

The attack took place at a golf-course community with large-lot homes in Valle Vista, about 23 km northeast of Kingman and 332 km northwest of Phoenix.

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