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Bee swarm injures 4 in Southern California desert community

May 15, 2018

PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — One person is in critical condition and three others have minor injuries after encountering a swarm of bees in Southern California.

Cal Fire/Riverside County says firefighters responded to the scene in Palm Desert just before 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Two victims made their way to a paramedic unit, another victim had taken shelter in a residence, and firefighters found a fourth victim in an outdoor pool. Cal Fire says the latter victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital in critical condition.

Vector control has been called in to try to find the bee hive.

Palm Desert is in the Coachella Valley, about 125 miles (201 kilometers) east of Los Angeles.

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