Deputies: Horse dies from Ariz. bee attack

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

WILLCOX, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say one horse is dead and one Arizona woman is recovering following a bee attack.

KVOA-TV reports ( ) that Cochise County Sheriff's Office says the bees attacked the horse in Willcox on Sunday then turned their wrath on the woman when she tried to save the animal.

Investigators say the woman suffered more than 20 strings to the head.

Police say a 12-year-old Tennessee walking horse died at the scene. Another horse survived the attack.

Deputies say the bee swarm left the area after Deputies and Public Safety personnel arrived.


Information from: KVOA-TV,

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