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Swarm of bees attack, sting worker 500 times

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Jul 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-24 14:41:49-04

An attack by a swarm of Africanized bees injured four people in Texas and closed down part of a golf course. 

The incident began shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday when a person was reported suffering from multiple bee stings near a tennis center on Weeks Park Lane in the town of Wichita Falls.

A city mowing crew had disturbed a beehive and one member of the crew received about 500 bee stings, according to a release from the city. 

The bees also attacked three firefighters who arrived on the scene to help. Three of the firefighters were also taken to a hospital. 

The tennis center and three holes of the Champions Course at Weeks Park will remain closed until the bees have left the area, according to the city release. 

The city urged residents to stay away from the area until they could confirm the bees were gone.