Piranhas reportedly attack bathers in Brazil



Piranhas reportedly attack bathers in Brazil

  • AFP
  • February 21, 2012 9:59AM

A group of swimmers have been attack by piranhas in Brazil. Picture: File photo Source: Supplied


CARNIVOROUS fish attacked bathers in a river in southern Brazil, leaving about 20 of them with bite wounds on their hands and feet, a news website said, citing lifeguards.

The unusual attack occurred on Sunday when a school of palometas, a species of piranhas, surprised hundreds of tourists bathing at a beach in Toropi, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.

Lifeguards told the G1 website that 20 of the bathers suffered…


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