Teenager killed by piranhas

A teenager has been attacked and killed by piranhas in north eastern Bolivia.

Police have said the 18-year-old was drunk when he jumped out of a canoe in Rosario del Yata river, 400 miles north of the capital of La Paz in Bolivia.

A spokesman said the man bled to death after the attack.

The victim is believed to have been a fisherman who knew the Yata river well.

Despite the reputation piranhas have received from Hollywood movies, fatal attacks on humans are in fact quite rare.