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Bee swarm attacks horseback riders near Scottsdale

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Two women on horseback were attacked by a swarm of bees early Thursday evening in Rio Verde.

Mark Cichocki of  Rural-Metro Fire Department said paramedics found the women, ages, 60 and 61, near 136th Street and Rio Verde Drive north of Fountain Hills about 8 p.m.

The 61-year-old was stung about 50 times and the other woman only once.

Cichocki said the horses were not hurt but did temporarily flee the scene.  

The women were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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