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Woman stung by swarm of bees in Phoenix neighborhood

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PHOENIX -

A woman was attacked by bees while walking in her neighborhood near 42nd Street and Thomas on Thursday morning. She was rushed to the hospital.

"It was scary," says Julie Allen, who called 911.

Julie Allen was dropping off her kids at school when she heard a commotion.

"She was crying out help and I had my phone with me."

Allen immediately called 911 as a swarm of bees attacked the woman.

"The bees were in her hair."

A landscaping crew in the area tried to get the bees off of her by dousing her hair with water -- but it was no help.

"A swarm of bees followed her."

Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes and used soapy water to get the bees to leave her alone. Witnesses say the woman was complaining of pain in her ears, and was having trouble speaking.

Landscapers say they knew the bees were there.

"They've been there for many many years but they didn't bother," says landscaper Jose Rodriguez.

They say the woman was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bee attack concerns some who live here.

"So that's something to be concerned about, there's a lot of young kids in the neighborhood," says Fran Stiles, a neighbor.

The victim was transported to Scottsdale Osborn in stable condition after being stung at least 20 times.

We're told there could be as many as 30,000 or 40,000 bees living in a palm tree. A beekeeper was spraying them Thursday night.


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