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Angry bees on the loose after tree collapse

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18 Mar 2016
Emergency services have fought off a swarm of angry bees after a tree collapsed on the Sandringham line this afternoon.

Just after 12.30pm, bad weather brought down a large tree near Ripponlea Train Station, affecting the overhead power cables.

Trains were stopped to allow emergency services access to the tracks. The tree was located in the front of a rental property, and the house has also received damage from the incident.

On arrival firefighters quickly discovered the tree was home to a bees nest, and the bees were none too pleased to be disturbed.

A bee keeper has been called to attend to remove the bees. The removal of the tree is expected to take some time.

Two MFB trucks responded to the incident with one remaining on scene.

No firefighters were stung during the incident.

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