Sixty People Injured After Massive Christmas Day Piranha Attack
More than 60 people were injured in a mass piranha attack in an Argentine river.
Dozens of bathers including more than 20 children were bitten by the shoal of meat-eating fish during the surprise Christmas Day attack.
A seven-year-old girl lost part of one of her fingers.
Other swimmers suffered deep cuts to their ankles, fingers and hands.
The attack happened on Christmas Day on a popular beach on the Parana River in the city of Rosario, birthplace of Barcelona striker Messi.
Swimmers trying to cool down in 100 degrees Farenheit temperatures raced out of the water bleeding from wounds and shouting for help while the parents of children in the water rushed to their aid to drag them to safety.
Coastguards called paramedics so they could assist the most seriously injured before police closed off the beach.
There were seven children among the victims, two of them were seriously injured.