Texas man dies after being stung more than 1,000 times by Africanized bees
CNN's Alan Duke reports that a Texas man died on Saturday after a swarm of Africanized bees attacked and stung him more than 1,000 times.
The bees were living in an old chicken coop on the land of the victim, 62-year-old Larry Goodwin. Goodwin was trying to clear the coop off his property with his tractor when the bees were disturbed by the machine, according to his neighbor John Puckett.
"He lifted the whole hive and disturbed them all, and they just came swarming out of there and trapped him on his tractor," Puckett told CNN.
"When we got to him, he was purple. He had thousands and thousands of bee stings on his face and arms," his daughter, Tanya Goodwin, told CNN.
Africanized honey bees, known more commonly as "killer bees," are believed to have entered Texas in 1990 and have since spread to at least 10 other states.
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