A street department worker in Wichita Falls, Texas, was stung more than 1,000 times by killer bees Thursday July 24. The bees also attacked two of the man’s coworkers who tried to help him.
Bee HiveThe worker was mowing a lawn when he was attacked. He was in good condition at a local hospital.
The average adult can tolerate about 10 stings per pound of body weight, so an adult could withstand more than 1,100 stings, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
City officials say the bees were Africanized honey bees, also known as killer bees.
Africanized honey bees attack in great numbers and will chase someone up to a quarter mile, according to the Smithsonian Institution.
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