LAS VEGAS — A swarm of killer bees left a dog dead and sent two people to the hospital after terrorizing residents of a Sin City street, authorities said.
The terrifying episode of Friday afternoon sent people “running down the street” in an effort to getting away from the swarming bees, the Clark County Fire Department said.
Officials said there was no indication that the bees had been provoked before going on the attack.
The dog, named China, was outside at the time of the attack and died despite efforts by its owner to get her inside.
“We just got attacked by bees. Hundreds of them. I don’t know where they came from,” the woman, named Rose, told KLAS-TV.
She said she and her husband were also attacked.
“I’m not sure how many times we were stung, but we were literally covered head to toe,” Rose said.
Two people were hospitalized and third person was treated at the scene by emergency personnel who donned protective gear.
Officials cordoned off the area and urged people nearby to stay indoors and keep their windows shut.
“We’re kind of just waiting until they pick a new spot,” assistant fire chief Larry Haydu told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.