Bees

A swarm of bees Roxbury, Conn.

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The sheriff's department on Tuesday identified the man who died when bees attacked him Monday morning on Tucson's southwest side.

Danny Martinez, 48, died at the scene of the bee attack in the 6600 block of South Camino de la Tierra, near West Valencia Road, Drexel Heights Fire District said in a news release.

Another landscaper and a resident also were attacked. The resident was taken to a hospital but was expected to be released today.

The second landscaper refused treatment.

He told officials he was spraying for weeds and bugs when Martinez came up to him under attack by the bees, according to Drexel Heights.

The bees also stung two firefighters, but they are fine, according to the news release. 

Camino de la Tierra was closed from Valencia to Calle Faisan due to swarms of bees in the area, according to a news release from the Pima County Sheriff's Department. Residents were asked to use caution and remain inside. 

The road re-opened around 11 a.m.

 

 

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