Bees attacked more than fifteen people and killed a dog in Uruguay

Apis Mellifera bees are Uruguay's native pollinators and other insects and birds. They are increasingly threatened by the effects of human activity, specifically forestry, due to pesticide chemicals placed on plantations.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A swarm of several hundred bees attacked 15 people in southeastern Uruguay in a town called Mariscala in the department of Lavalleja. They also killed a dog after stinging it repeatedly.

A neighbor of the area, who lives in the country's north, had left several boxes with bees in his house. While cleaning, when he arrived home, the bees escaped from the crates and attacked several people near the area.

The mayor of Mariscala, Francisco de la Peña, said that the police arrived with fire extinguishers and fire. Still, it was difficult to repel . . .

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