bangkok - A twenty-year- woman from the German Göttingen in Thailand by contact with a highly venomous box jellyfish killed . The woman was Tuesday evening on the holiday island of Koh Samui with a friend to go swimming when both were touched by the tentacles of a jellyfish. In the hospital died, the 20 -year-old , the other was only minor injuries , according to the Thai police .
It is not often that the touch by the box jellyfish on the island leads to death.
The last time was fourteen years ago. The tentacles of the box jellyfish can be three meters long. The poison leading to paralysis and respiratory distress . This jellyfish species lives along tropical and subtropical coastlines, but as a rule south than Thailand.
The animals are well by storms to the north gedreven.Langs the coastline of Koh Samui are warning signs, but that the two women in the dark may not be seen.