BANGKOK:

A 20-year-old German tourist has died after being stung by a poisonous box jellyfish off the popular island resort of Koh Samui, police said Wednesday, the third known fatality in Thailand in just over a year. The woman was pronounced dead late Tuesday at a private hospital on the island after the attack during a nightime swim at Lamai beach. “Doctors said she died due to poison from a box jellyfish,” Lieutenant Thanakorn Patnankaew, a tourist police officer on the island, said.–AFP