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Two people attacked by swarm of bees in Indio

July 25, 2012 |  8:49 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Two people were recovering Wednesday after a swarm of bees stung them, more than 80 times each, at a Riverside County home.

Firefighters arrived on the 81200 block of Francis Avenue in Indio early Tuesday morning and found an elderly woman and a man surrounded by bees. The firefighters quickly sprayed foam to disperse the large swarm from the backyard.

The woman was stung more than 100 times and the man was stung more than 80 times in the upper torso and head, fire officials said. Both were sent to the hospital with moderate injuries.

Another elderly man was found in the home unharmed.

“If [people] see a swarm of bees outside, they need to stay inside,” advised Jody Hagemann, a spokesman for the Riverside County Fire Department.

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-- Melissa Leu

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Photo: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps

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