Man dies after being stung hundreds of times by killer bees

Roshina Jowaheer
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A man has died in Arizona after being stung up to 1,000 times by bees.

John Wade, 81, was watching a property in Valle Vista when he was attacked by a hive of Africanized bees.

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office said he died in hospital after the attack.

According to AZ Central, he was stung between 500 and 1,000 times.

Beekeeper Johnnie Hoeft was called to the scene and said the hive was inside an old tool cabinet in a shed.

Gene Flatt, a friend of Wade's, told Havasu News: "He was a great guy.

"(His death) was a shock to me. He used to come to Havasu quite often, but he hadn't been back for a few years. Before that, we were together all the time."

Last year, a gardener died when he was attacked by a swarm of killer bees in southern Arizona.

The man died in hospital and another gardener was critically injured after both were stung by the swarm of Africanized bees.

The incident happened as the landscapers were working on a home. A beehive was found inside the home's attic and it was later exterminated by a beekeeper after parts of the roof were torn off.

The Huffington Post reported that there were about 800,000 bees in the swarm.



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