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On December 25, 2013, about 60 people were attacked by piranhas in the Parana River, off the coast of Rosario, about 310 kilometers (200 miles) north of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was said that there are lots of piranhas in the river.
Lifeguards director Federico Cornier said that the bathers might had been bitten by a type of piranha named palometa.
Palometa is big, voracious and with sharp teeth that can really bite.
Health Undersecretary Gabriela Quintanilla told reporters that a girl lost part of a finger in the incident.
A medical official, Gustavo Centurion, said the attack which began at mid-morning was “very aggressive.”
“There were some people that the fish literally had torn bits of flesh from,” he said.
Officials said the unusually warm weather also was apparently responsible for the fish congregating on the river’s surface before the attack.