French beaches closed due to toxic algae bloom linked to two deaths

Reports claim a teenager who died may have been poisoned by hydrogen sulphide, a toxic gas released as the sea lettuce algae decomposes.

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Six beaches around Saint-Brieuc in the French region of Brittany have been closed to the public due to unmanageable quantities of sea lettuce, which local campaign groups say may be linked to two recent deaths in the area, reports CNN.