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Teenage girl was STARTED by school of piranha and 30 others injured as they cool off in river

One TEEN girl had her toe chewed and 30 others injured after being attacked by piranhas while they were bathing in a river.

A 13-year-old boy was taken to hospital for an emergency skin graft while a 7-year-old girl lost part of her finger and a boy suffered an open fracture in his hand.

The young girl was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment with a skin chart

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The young girl was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment with a skin chart

Lifeguards blame piranha attacks on high temperatures and low water levels

Lifeguards blame piranha attacks on high temperatures and low water levels

Dozens of bathers, including more than 20 children, were bitten by a school of predatory fish during a surprise attack in the Parana River in Santa Fe, Argentina.

Other swimmers suffered deep cuts to their ankles, fingers and hands.

Local television footage showed one of the casualties being cared for by medics with a bandage on his big toe and blood oozing from his leg wounds.

Sergio Berardi, a union representative for lifeguards in the area, blamed the piranha attacks on high temperatures and low water levels.

“We cannot stress how important it is to heed the warnings of lifeguards, especially families with children, but we have seen the damage that piranhas do,” he said. this can cause. .


“When lifeguards see one or two people bitten, they automatically order people to get out of the water, but often this action is not enough or effective because of the amount of people in the area.

“On Sunday afternoon, rescuers on duty rushed to try and deal with all those injured by the bite at once.

“These fish tend to move in the shoals so we get a lot of simultaneous attacks.

“We don’t expect anything to happen before the summer starts here. If people take a quick dip in the water that’s okay but the best thing is to take advantage of the showers installed on the beach.”

The attacks, at a popular riverside beach spot called Laguna Setubal, have been blamed on a piranha cousin known as palometas.

On Christmas Day 2013, more than 60 people were injured in a mass piranha attack in the same river.

The terrorist attack happened on a popular beach on the Parana River in the city of Rosario, the birthplace of Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi.

Swimmers trying to cool down in the 37-degree heat ran out of the water bleeding from their wounds and screaming for help while the parents of the children in the water rushed to their aid to pull them to their destination. safe.

The Coast Guard called paramedics so they could assist the most seriously injured before police temporarily closed the beach, forcing people out of the water, who continued to swim despite danger.

The attack was the deadliest in the city since 2008 when 40 swimmers were injured.

At least 20 children were injured in the attack

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At least 20 children were injured in the attack

Other swimmers suffered deep cuts to their ankles, fingers and hands

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Other swimmers suffered deep cuts to their ankles, fingers and hands

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