Mumbai: Panic gripped among tourists and picnickers after scores of bottle jellyfishes were found across the beaches of Mumbai.
Also known as Portuguese man-of-war, the fishes attacked people, injuring around 150. Several people were injured and were left in pain after the venomous jellyfish attack them.
According to reports, when the long tentacles of jellyfish enter the body of an individual it causes itching and pain for hours. However, the sting can kill fish but not humans.
These venomous Blue bottle jellyfishes are generally seen during the mid-monsoon season in Mumbai.
Close to 200 people have been attacked by the jellyfish in past two days, a shopkeeper at Juhu Beach said.
“I am helping them by rubbing lemon when they are stung. I suggest, people should avoid visiting beach for now,” he added.
Locals said that the jellyfishes are seen every year on the beaches, but this time they can be spotted in large number.