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New Mexico town closes park after killer bees attack

August 1, 2019

DEXTER, N.M. (AP) — A park in southeastern New Mexico town has been closed after a swarm of killer bees attacked two people.

Dexter Fire and Rescue Chief Justin Powell told the Roswell Daily Record two internet service provider workers were stung over 100 times Tuesday in Dexter, New Mexico.

Powell says the workers were repairing equipment on top of an unused water tower at the park when they were attacked.

He says the bees chased the workers who climbed from the tower and run away screaming.

Powell says two police officers, three firefighters and emergency medical personnel who responded also were stung.

Firefighters later doused foam onto a bee’s nest in the park.

Officials say the town will let the bees calm down and seek a bee expert to remove them.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, http://www.roswell-record.com

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