13 field workers attacked by bees near SW Arizona

13 field workers attacked by bees near SW Arizona

CREATED Mar. 6, 2012

Web Producer: Marissa Pasquet

SOMERTON, Ariz. (AP) -  Bees attacked 13 farm workers in the community of Somerton near Yuma, according to authorities.

The workers were in a cauliflower field when the bees started stinging them repeatedly Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department tells the Yuma Sun firefighters were dispatched to the field after calls started coming in that field workers were being attacked by a swarm of bees.

One farm worker had to be taken to a Yuma hospital because of an allergic reaction.

A beekeeper was called in to try and collect the bees.

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Information from: The Sun, http://www.yumasun.com

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