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 yesterday's attack on Africanized honey bees, a swarm of which attacked a worker mowing grass along culverts near the Weeks Park Tennis Center. A city spokesperson says the man was in good condition at a local hospital.
The spokesperson 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. This wasn't the only such attack recently: The mayor of a Montreal bedroom community was killed by at least 15 wasp stings while she was gardening last weekend, the CBC reports. (Read more honeybees stories.)