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Bees kill upstate farmer

Associated Press

Authorities say a 53-year-old upstate New York farmer has died after being stung by a swarm of bees as he worked in his fields.

Fire officials in Johnstown say William Subik, who was allergic to bees, was clearing brush on a tractor Wednesday afternoon when he apparently disturbed a swarm of ground bees.

Subik called for help but couldn't be located quickly because of the large size of his farm. A neighbor looking for his dog found Subik, who later died at a local hospital.

Subik apparently was not carrying his EpiPen, a pre-filled syringe used to treat severe allergic reactions.

August 14, 2012 - 1:00am


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