Massive bee swarm kills landscaper, injures another in southern Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. - A hive housing an estimated 800,000 bees attacked two landscape workers Wednesday in Southern Arizona, killing one of them, fire officials said.

Lt. Joseph Alvarez, spokesman for the Douglas Fire Department, said the hive, estimated to be 10 years old, was found in the attic of a home near 20th and Washington streets.

He said crews were called to the area at 10:29 a.m. The two workers suffered critical injuries and were transported to Cochise Regional Hospital where one of the workers died.

An exterminator was called to eliminate the bees. Douglas is located in southeast Arizona near the U.S. border with Mexico.

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