Thursday, April 21, 2011

Husband and wife killed by huge swarm of bees

Texas - A swarm of bees attacked an elderly couple at their South Texas ranch, killing both and injuring their son. William T. Steele, 90, was spraying insecticide on a bees’ nest when the bees attacked him, his 92-year-old wife, Myrtle Steele, and their son Richard Steele, according to Jim Hogg County sheriff’s deputies. Richard Steele’s wife, Judy Steele, told the Valley Morning Star of Harlingen that her father-in-law was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife had been stung over 300 times. William T. Steele was spraying to kill bees that had built a hive in his fireplace when and they attacked him. She said her mother-in-law was airlifted to Corpus Christi hospital, about 100 miles away, where she died.  More

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