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Farmer killed by swarm of bees after running them over with tractor

By Mason White 3:19 PM July 5, 2015
Rogerio Zuniga 

By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated over the sudden loss of their loved one.

Rogerio Zuniga, a third-generation farmer of Texas, was killed by bees after riding over a huge beehive.

The 54-year-old man was on his tractor in Lozano on Sunday, when he hit an 18-inch pipe, angering the bees inside.

The bees attacked and killed Zuniga.

The farmer jumped off the tractor and ran about 100 yards from the swarm before collapsing on the field, according to his relative, San Benito Fire Department Chief Raul R. Zuniga Jr.

The Rogerio family later noticed the unattended tractor in the field and discovered his body covered with bees, Zuniga said.

“He had gaping wounds. The bees shredded him basically. It was horrible,” Rogerio’s sister, Lisa Zuniga, said.