Two Women Killed In Shark Attack In Egypt’s Red Sea


Cairo: Two women were killed in a shark attack this week off the coast of Egypt. While one has been identified as Austrian, the other is Romanian.

According to reports, a Romanian tourist in her late forties was discovered hours after an attack that left a 68-year-old Austrian woman dead.

Both attacks happened within 600 metres of each other, off the coast of Sahl Hasheesh, according to the sources.

Red Sea governor Amr Hanafi had on Friday ordered the closure of all beaches in the area for three days after “an Austrian tourist had her left arm torn off, seemingly in a shark attack”.

The Red Sea is a popular tourist destination, where sharks are common but rarely attack people swimming within authorised limits.

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