Bolivia: Suicidal man killed by piranhas
Thursday 08 December 2011
Piranhas attacked and killed a young man who leapt into a river in north-eastern Bolivia, authorities say.
The 18-year-old victim was drunk when he jumped out of a canoe in the town of Rosario del Yata, said Daniel Cayaya, a police official in the nearby city of Guayaramerin, 400 miles north of the administrative capital, La Paz. The man bled to death after the attack last week, Mr Cayaya said.
Word of the incident emerged on Tuesday, when it was reported by a radio station. Police suspect the death was suicide because the man was a fisherman in the region and would have known the Yata river contained flesh-eating fish.
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