An attack of carnivorous fish in Argentina leaves more than 30 people injured

Palometas, which at this time of year are in their reproductive stage and approaching the coast, have a low-cut caudal fin and a prominent jaw with sharp triangular teeth.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - An attack by palometas - a carnivorous fish similar to the piranha - left more than 30 people injured on Monday on the shores of the Paraná river, in the province of Santa Fe (Argentina). The people affected received attention for cuts in hands and feet, local media reported.

The most serious victim was a 13-year-old teenager, whose toe had to be amputated due to the bites. After the operation, she underwent a graft on the fifth metatarsal at a children's hospital.

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