Swarm Of Bees Attacks Worshippers At Mosque

Worshippers at a Phoenix mosque got a shock when they were attacked by a swarm of bees.

More than 20 people were stung shortly after Friday prayers as dozens were leaving the building.

Some were seen using extra clothes and blankets as they tried to take cover from the insects at the Muslim Community Mosque of Metropolitan Phoenix.

The mosque was reportedly aware of the hive and a beekeeper had been scheduled to remove it on Saturday.

Fire crews sprayed the insects with foam and paramedics helped take people away from the scene.

At least one person - a 24-year-old man - had to go to hospital.

All those injured are said to be in a stable condition.