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Girl, 13, has a toe bitten off after PIRANHA attack on swimmers in Argentina

Girl, 13, has a toe bitten off after PIRANHA attack on swimmers in Argentinian river leaves 30 folks with horrific accidents

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  • A teenage lady, 13, had considered one of her little toes bitten off by piranhas in Argentina
  • Around 30 folks have been injured after the attack at a spot alongside the Para River
  • Local authorities blamed excessive temperatures and low water ranges for the attack 

By Natalia Penza For Mailonline

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A teenage lady had a toe bitten off and round 30 different folks have been injured after being attacked by piranhas whereas bathing in an Argentinian river. 

The 13-year-old was rushed to hospital for an emergency pores and skin graft op after shedding her little toe in the horror incident at a fashionable sunbathing spot by the Parana River in Santa Fe. 

Local authorities banned folks from getting into the water after the weekend assaults. 

Local TV reviews confirmed pictures of medics treating wounds sustained by the bathers to their palms and ft. This sufferer was fortunate to not lose a toe

This particular person had a chunk bitten out of considered one of their fingers by the piranhas in the course of the attack

A particular chunk had been bitten out of the sufferer’s flesh after the frenzied attack in Argentina

Local TV footage reported by El Litoral confirmed one of many casualties being tended to by medics with a bandage over his large toe and blood dripping from foot wounds. 

Sergio Berardi, a union consultant for lifeguards in the world, blamed the piranha assaults on the excessive temperatures and low water ranges. 

Confirming a 13-year-old had lost a toe in one of many incidents, he stated: ‘We can not stress sufficient the significance of heeding the warnings of the lifeguards, particularly households with youngsters, now we’ve got seen the harm these piranhas can do. 

‘When the lifeguards see considered one of two folks being bitten, they routinely order folks out of the water, however usually this motion just isn’t sufficient or environment friendly due to the quantity of individuals in the world. 

‘On Sunday afternoon the lifeguards on responsibility have been rushed off their ft attempting to take care of all of the individuals who suffered chew accidents on the identical time. 

‘These fish have a tendency to maneuver in shoals so we get a lot of simultaneous assaults. 

‘We did not count on what occurred to happen earlier than summer time even begins right here. If folks take a fast dip in the water they need to be okay however the very best factor is to make the most of the showers which might be put in on the seaside.’ 

The assaults, at a fashionable riverside seaside spot referred to as Laguna Setubal, have been blamed on a piranha cousin referred to as palometas. 

On Christmas Day 2013, greater than 60 folks have been injured in a mass piranha attack in the identical river. 

Dozens of bathers together with greater than 20 youngsters have been bitten by the shoal of meat-eating fish in the course of the shock attack. 

Sergio Berardi, a union consultant for lifeguards in the world, blamed the piranha assaults on the excessive temperatures and low water ranges (stock picture of piranha)

A teenage lady had a toe bitten off and round 30 different folks have been injured after being attacked by piranhas whereas bathing in the water at Laguna Setubal in Argentina (pictured)

A seven-year-old lady lost a part of considered one of her fingers and a younger boy was left with an open fracture in his hand. 

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

The attack occurred on a fashionable seaside on the Parana River in town of Rosario, birthplace of Paris Saint-Germain star Lionel Messi. 

Swimmers attempting to chill down in 100 levels Farenheit temperatures raced out of the water bleeding from wounds and shouting for assist whereas the mother and father of youngsters in the water rushed to their help to pull them to security. 

Coastguards referred to as paramedics so they might help probably the most severely injured earlier than police briefly closed off the seaside, forcing folks out of the water who continued to swim regardless of the hazard. 

The attack was probably the most critical of its type in town since 2008 when 40 swimmers have been harm. 

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