More than 60 swimmers have been injured in a mass piranha attack.

The victims, including more than  20  children, were bitten by the shoal of meat-eating fish in Argentina.

A seven-year-old girl lost part of a finger and other swimmers suffered deep cuts to their ankles, fingers and hands.

The attack happened on a sweltering Christmas Day at a popular beach on the Parana River in the city of Rosario, birthplace of the Barcelona striker Lionel Messi.

Swimmers trying to cool down in 38C (100F) 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.

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