A 13-year-old girl has lost a toe after being attacked by piranhas on the shores of the Santa Fe Parana River in Argentina, South America. Thirty other people who went down the river were also injured in the incident. Piranhas have sharp teeth that attack the prey in an instant and leave only the bones. That is why they are one of the most feared creatures in the world.
The girl was immediately admitted to the hospital for emergency skin graft operation. Many swimmers, including more than 20 children, were bitten on the ankles, fingers and hands. A young man was reportedly injured in the hand and a seven-year-old girl lost part of her finger.
Sergio Berardi, a spokesman for the Union of Lifeguards, told local media that fish in the area often attack visitors because of the high temperatures and low water levels. They mostly live in areas with high temperatures and shallow water that people often visit. Piranhas are very dangerous hunters. It is considered the deadliest attack in the city since 2008. Forty swimmers were injured in a 2008 piranha attack.
English Summary : Little girl loses toe as piranhas attack in Argentinian city