Tuesday 12 November 2019 ,
Tuesday 12 November 2019 ,
Latest News
  • Onion price under control, claims Industries Minister
  • HC forms committee to probe ‘negligence’ in controlling dengue
  • Govt to construct embankment along coast: Minister
  • Bulbul affected crops in 103 upazilas of 16 districts: Minister
  • Brahmanbaria train crash: 16 dead, over 100 injured
  • Brahmanbaria Train Crash: Turna Nishita's loco master, 2 others suspended
  • Make railway staff better prepared: PM
  • Nusrat Murder: 12 condemned convicts shifted to Cumilla jail
  • Extend all-out support to B'baria train crash victims: PM
8 January, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Print

‘Invasion’ of jellyfish stings thousands in Australia

AFP, Sydney

Highly venomous jellyfish have stung more than three thousand people on Australia's northeastern shores in just a few days, authorities said yesterday, forcing the closure of several beaches.

The massive influx of Portuguese man o' war jellyfish, whose stings are notoriously painful, has been described as an "invasion" by local media in the state of Queensland.

Coastguard association Surf Life Saving said a "whopping" 3,595 people had suffered painful burns after encounters with the creatures, also known as bluebottles for their transparent bluish appearance.

At least four major beaches remained closed as the organisation warned that even more jellyfish were on their way.

"A wall of bluebottles is approaching #Rainbow beach.

Lifesavers are closing the beach. Please stay out of the water," read one of several warnings from Surf Life Saving.

 

Comments

More Worldwide stories

Copyright © All right reserved.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy
....................................................
About Us
....................................................
Contact Us
....................................................
Advertisement
....................................................
Subscription

Powered by : Frog Hosting