Monday 23 October 2017

Girl (6) dies after piranhas eat her legs when canoe capsizes on family holiday

The girl was on the boat with her grandmother and four other children.
The girl was on the boat with her grandmother and four other children.

A six-year-old girl has died after piranhas ate all the flesh from her legs when her grandparents’ canoe capsized during a thunderstorm in Brazil.

The girl was on a family holiday with four other children and her grandmother in the boat when it turned over and plunged them into the water in Monte Alegre, Brazilian newspaper Ariquemes Agora reports.

The other children were saved by the grandmother, however the girl was not reached in time and a pool of blood and a shoal of piranha fish were spotted around her.

The girl had to be pulled from the water and dragged into the canoe before being taken to hospital. She was pictured with exposed bones below her hips.

Local media report that the girl died at the scene.

Independent News Service

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