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Bees attack Turkey crash victims

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Emergency services with beekeepers were rushed to the scene to help the victims

A huge swarm of bees has attacked victims and rescue workers at the scene of a crash in Turkey, after a van carrying beehives crashed into a lorry.

About 14 people were taken to hospital with bee stings after the accident near the south-western resort of Marmaris, Turkey's Anatolia news agency reported.

It said six other people were injured in the crash itself.

One of the victims later died in hospital. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

The van hit the stationary lorry near Marmaris on Monday, injuring six people, Anatolia said.

The impact of the crash burst open the beehives, and the bees inside then started attacking the injured.

Rescuers and local beekeepers - who were called to the scene - used blankets and hoses to ward off the bees.

Some of the injured had to wait for more than an hour to be removed from among the mangled hives, Anatolia says.



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