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95-Year-Old Man Stung 600 Times in Bee Attack

NBCLA.COM - A 95-year-old Redondo Beach man attacked by bees Wednesday afternoon was stung up to 600 times.

The man was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday night. An earlier report indicated he was treated and released, but the man's daughter confirmed to NBC4 that he remained hospitalized Thursday morning in Torrance.

Authorities said they could not confirm whether the bees are Africanized bees, but said it is likely.

The bees were agitated by a fumigator that was trying to exterminate the hive in an apartment roof nearby, police said. The man was walking in the 1700 block of Ruxton Lane when he was attacked.

Firefighters responding to the scene also were attacked by the bees, but because they were wearing protective gear, the firefighters were not stung.

The Los Angeles Vector Control set up warning signs and cordoned off the area.  No one was evacuated.

A private exterminator is expected to remove the hive.

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