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Shark Kills Tourist in Egypt’s Red Sea, Nearby Beaches Close

July 3, 2022
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Egyptian authorities have shut off parts of the Red Sea coast after a shark attacked two tourists, killing one, a 68-year-old Austrian woman. The attack, coinciding with the summer holiday season and the arrival of Eid Al-Adha in Egypt in which many vacation-goers head to the country’s beaches, has made waves on social media. A now-deleted statement by Egyptian authorities on Facebook had announced investigations would be launched to identify the cause of the shark attack. The 68-year-old Austrian tourist was swimming when the shark attacked her and another woman, tearing off the deceased’s arm and leg. Injured, she managed to swim and reach the coast’s shore, but died on the way to the hospital. At the time, information is not available regarding the other tourist’s health condition. Nonetheless, the shark attack has gained worldwide attention, particularly after video footage of the victim circulated online, showcasing the tourist attempting to swim back as passengers on the same boat watched in horror. A group of Russian tourists aboard the boat can be heard calling for a lifeguard and demanding urgency. “Where are the rescuers? F***, she’s covered in blood. Where are…

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