Bees sting woman near Sixth Avenue underpass - Tucson News Now

Bees sting woman near Sixth Avenue Underpass

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A swarm of bees stung a women near the Sixth Avenue Underpass on Saturday morning, Tucson Fire said.

The bees were provoked by someone who threw a rock at a hive on the northwest side of the underpass, Capt. Jeff Langejans said.

A group of homeless people were sleeping nearby, including the woman.

"Instead of leaving the area quickly, they tried to gather up their belongings first. The victim was stung once and was evaluated by the crew at the scene," Langejans said.

A professional bee removal company was called.

"It turned out that the bees had created a large hive underground and could not be removed. The hive was treated and then covered with cement," Langejans said.

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