WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) A North Texas street department worker has been stung about 1,000 times by aggressive bees that also attacked two co-workers who tried to help him.
Wichita Falls officials blamed Thursday's attack on Africanized honey bees.
Spokesman Barry Levy says a swarm attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts near the Weeks Park Tennis Center. He says the man was in good condition at a local hospital.
Levy says two co-workers also were stung when they came to the man's aid. One worker fled into a nearby tennis center, bringing the swarm with him.
One of the co-workers also was hospitalized in good condition, the other was treated and discharged.
The center, a nearby trail and part of a golf course remain closed until personnel confirm the bees are gone.
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