Killer slime that can ‘kill you in seconds’ taking over France’s beaches

France’s beaches have been inundated by lethal slime with what experts say has the potential to kill sunbathers within seconds.

Fears have heightened and six beaches were closed this summer in Brittany as the “killer slime” took over the vacation destination, the Guardian reported.

“It’s a shame this place has come to be associated with death,”… (snip)

Piles of toxic algae have covered the shore on the northern coast near Saint-Brieuc due to the over-fertilization of nearby fields draining into the ocean, according to the news outlet.

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At least two people and dozens of animals have died from inhaling the toxic fumes in the area, though some warn the cases don’t reveal the full scope.

“Around 20 people die on the coast each year, often swept away with tides or currents, but the question is: could some of those people have fainted from toxic gas from seaweed before being swept out? The state has not shed full light on all these issues,” Inès Léraud, who penned an investigative comic book on the scandal, told the Guardian.

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https://nypost.com/2019/09/08/killer-slime-that-can-kill-you-in-seconds-taking-over-frances-beaches/

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