Swarm of bees kills dog, injures two people in Las Vegas


Credit: Joe Raedle

Credit: Joe Raedle

Nightmare became reality Friday when a swarm of bees chased down a Las Vegas couple, injuring both and killing their dog, authorities said.

The incident occurred less than a week after a similar incident in California's San Joaquin Valley.

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Several firefighters arrived at the scene wearing protecting clothing, Nevada's Clark County authorities said.

“We just got attacked by bees. Hundreds of them. I don’t know where they came from,” the woman, who told authorities her name was Rose, said.

She doesn’t know how many times both she and her partner were stung, but told officials they were “literally covered head to toe.”

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Both were rushed to the hospital and treated for multiple bee stings.

Their dog, China, died on the scene, firefighters said.

According to CBS News, the space was considered "an active swarm area" as of 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Authorities warned people around the neighborhood to stay inside and keep their windows shut.

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Firefighters also say that if you come in contact with a swarm, you should remove your clothing and scrape off the stingers with a credit card or fingernail. Don’t try and pull them out.

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