A 20-year-old German woman has died after she came into close contact with a poisonous jellyfish while bathing at the popular resort island Koh Samui in Thailand.
- Doctors say that she died of poison from a box jellyfish, says a spokesman for the tourist police on the island, Thanakorn Patnankaew.
The German woman came into close contact with the jellyfish during a nightly bath on Lamai Beach, which is a popular beach among tourists.
The Tourist Police on Koh Samui now visit hotels and beaches to warn tourists against the poisonous jellyfish, which so far this year has claimed three lives in Thailand.
In August a Thai woman died after a close encounter with a box jellyfish on the island of Koh Phangan, which is popular with backpackers and known for its full moon parties.
The same month a four year old French boy died after meeting a poisonous jellyfish in the same area.
The Box jellyfish have tentacles that can grow up to three meters long and is highly toxic.
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