WACO, Texas (AP) - A Waco man is hospitalized after a swarm of
bees attacked him as he mowed a vacant lot Thursday morning.
Waco firefighters used foam to drive the swarm from Connie Joe
Allen after he was covered by thousands of bees, Assistant Fire
Chief Don Yeager said.
He was taken to Providence Health Center, where wife Imogene
Allen said he was doing "OK."
Workers at a nearby lumber and hardware lot said Allen was
mowing the lot with a tractor when he apparently hit a hive. Allen
jumped off the tractor and tried to flee, but the swarm overtook
him. The workers tried to rescue him but were driven away as
thousands of bees covered Allen until firefighters turned water and
foam hoses on them.
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