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Piranhas attack bathers in Brazil—report


BRASILIA—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 Monday, citing lifeguards.

The unusual attack occurred 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 cuts on their hands and feet and were treated on the scene.

Firefighters said low water levels in the river, resulting in scarce food sources, may have prompted the feeding frenzy.


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Tags: Accidents , Animals , Brazil , Piranhas


  • jclarendo

    Dapat maligo doon sina gloria, abalos, gen. garcia, ligot at corona dahil ang sarap ng lasa nila dahil ang sasarap ng kanilang kinakain at yon ang gsutong-gusto ng piranha.

    • antonioluna

       palagay ko hindi makakayanang kumain ng piranha ng mga buwaya.

      • WeAry_Bat

         bwahahahaha

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWEB4TL7LQN6HANL45T3IJYT3Q Marnel

      naku sa kapal ng mga yan bka mabungi lng mga piranha..hahah

    • boypalaban

      malamang di rin kainin. ang babaho kasi, ang papanghi ng pag-uugali. baka pati piranha masuka. tsaka kumakain yata ng pera ang mga bwisit na yan, baka ayawan ng piranha.
      pero sana maligo nga sila doon, para matigok na. ang haba ng buhay ng mga wala sa ayos na mga yan. pwede rin pakalunod na, sayang pa ang hangin na hinihinga ng mga yan.pampasikip na yan sa mundo.

  • CheapJ

    Just learned that the piranha’s species is of different kind. Scientists found out that they belong to a new species – Arroyocentrus coronareri.

  • boypalaban

    ako na ang magpo-post ng iko-comment ng mga pro-coronarrovo:

    si pnoy  ay abnoy, panot, gustong kontrolin ang supreme court, diktador, hacienda luisita.

    yan ha, ako na nagsulat.
    copy paste ko ulit mamaya, para di na mahirapan mga panatiko ni coronarrovo.

    • WeAry_Bat

       boy, lugi ka.

      sila binayaran, kaw hindi.

      • boypalaban

        may punto ka diyan.thanks.

  • walt723

    off topic…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZKPNHSPBMK74VZ3GBIPNTJA7KE Edwin

    dalhin yang piranha sa palasyo at ipakain si PNOY..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E2V7QUMFK3JR7GWHPUF7MNVIJQ Kudi

      well said.  very articulate and intelligent post.    can you post some more?    we need smart people like you to get the philippines back on track.   



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