NewsReports: Jellyfish kills Israeli boys in Thailand

Reports: Jellyfish kills Israeli boys in Thailand

The box jellyfish sting can be fatal for humans. In Thailand, a nine-year-old from Israel came into contact with such an animal while bathing.

Koh Phangan / Tel Aviv – According to media reports, a poisonous box jellyfish killed an Israeli boy in Thailand. The nine-year-old came into contact with the dangerous jellyfish while bathing off the island of Koh Phangan, reported the Israeli media.

Called paramedics tried in vain to save the boy on Saturday. Israeli television reported that his family had been living in Thailand for several years.

Box jellyfish have tentacles up to three meters long. The poison of these cnidarians is one of the most dangerous in the world. It causes paralysis and shortness of breath. In recent years there have been several reports of similar deaths after contact with the jellyfish. dpa

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