Thousands stung as jellyfish invasion forces popular swimming spots to close in Australia

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Thousands of holidaymakers have been stung by jellyfish after a vast number of the sea creatures swarmed beaches in QueenslandAustralia.

Surf Life Saving Queensland said a “whopping” 3,595 people were attacked, forcing the closure of popular swimming spots across the northern state.

Lifeguards said the invasion was caused by unusually strong north-easterly winds pushing the marine animals close to shore.

Queensland’s heavily populated Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions were worst hit.

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