12 Hurt, 4 Hospitalized in Prison Bee Attack


 
 

Ihosvani Rodriguez | | Thursday, July 16, 2009


Broward fire officials say four people were hospitalized after being stung by bees inside a women's detention center in Pembroke Pines. At least eight others, including guards and inmates, were treated at the scene for stings.

Broward Sheriff's rescue units responded to the Broward Correctional Institute, 20421 Sheridan St., at about 7 p.m. Wednesday. An inmate reportedly stepped on a nest in a recreation yard and caused the hive to attack, said Broward Sheriff Fire-Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles.

Two guards who tried to help the inmates received multiple stings to their head and chest areas and were rushed to Cleveland Clinic in Weston after suffering allergic reactions, said Jachles. The guards were expected to be treated and released. The Pembroke Pines Fire Department took two other patients to hospitals.




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