A volunteer officer of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was severely injured by a swarm of bees that attacked him and two other people in Encino, California. The officer was responding to a 911 call from a man who was trapped inside his car by the aggressive insects. The incident was captured on video and showed the officer running away from the bees, tripping on a rock, and falling to the street with blood on his face. He suffered dozens of bee stings and a fractured eye socket. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.
The LAPD thanked the volunteer officer for his service and bravery in a statement. They also said that a professional bee remover was called to the scene and removed the hive that contained hundreds or thousands of bees. The source of the hive is unknown, but it may have been disturbed by nearby construction work. The other two victims of the bee attack were also hospitalized and are in stable condition.
Gang of bees attacks LAPD volunteer
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In Houston, Texas, a Delta Airlines flight was delayed due to a swarm of bees that gathered on the end of one of the aircraft’s wings. Airport authorities were unsure how to handle the situation.
The airline made a joke to the customers watching that a group of friendly bees had gathered near the winglet to exchange information about the flying conditions at the airport.
A passenger who experienced a delay shared that the bees around the plane disappeared after the plane’s engine was turned on, leading the passenger to believe that Delta could have used this solution earlier to solve the problem.
Bee attacks are rare but can be deadly, especially for people who are allergic to bee venom. Experts advise people to avoid provoking bees and to seek shelter indoors if they encounter a swarm. If stung by a bee, it is important to remove the stinger as soon as possible and apply ice or cold water to reduce swelling and pain. If there are signs of an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or nausea, call 911 immediately.