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Bees attack daycare group in St. Paul
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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A group of children out for a daily walk was attacked by a swarm of bees in St. Paul.

The fire department says the bees stung 11 children and two caregivers Wednesday. Two paramedics who arrived also were stung.

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Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard says the daycare group at first refused medical treatment. But one young girl who suffered about 30 stings was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Jim Masters, director of A Child's View, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press (http://bit.ly/Qn9Xnp) the 3-year-old girl is "doing good."

The group of preschoolers was looking at flowers. Masters speculates that a child accidentally disturbed a bees' nest.

Last month, firefighters accidentally disturbed a bees' nest while rescuing a woman who fell down a Mississippi River bluff. Several rescuers were stung.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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