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Sharks kill two hours apart near a Red Sea resort in Egypt

Sharks killed two swimmers within hours near a Red Sea resort in Egypt, officials said on Sunday.

The video showed Friday’s horrific attack on one of the victims, a 68-year-old Austrian man – with one viewer bluntly admitting, “She’s going to fucking die,” the Times of Israel reported.

The woman and a Romanian lady in her 40s were found mutilated separately less than half a mile away near the popular tourist area of ​​Sahl Hasheesh.

The elderly victim was swimming near the resort when the mako shark struck, ripping off an arm and leg, the outlet said.

The video showed the ailing woman swimming away from the shark and toward tourists, who tossed her a flotation device as the water filled with blood. Tourists lamented the lack of lifeguards during the horror.

After she was taken to safety, attempts were made to revive her, but she was taken to a hospital and died.

A 68-year-old tourist from Austria shortly after a shark attack in Hurghada, Egypt
A 68-year-old tourist from Austria shortly after a shark attack in Hurghada, Egypt.
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A source told Reuters the Austrian has been living in Egypt with her Egyptian husband for five years. The Austrian Foreign Ministry confirmed to AFP “the death of an Austrian citizen in Egypt” without giving any further details.

The identity of the second victim is still unconfirmed.

Red Sea Governor Amr Hanafi ordered all beaches in the region to be closed for three days after the attacks.

Desperate tourists at a hotel pier in Hurghada, Egypt, try to help a woman who was attacked by a shark
Desperate tourists at a hotel pier in Hurghada, Egypt, try to help a woman who was attacked by a shark.
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The body of the second woman was pulled out on the beach at the 5-star Premiere Le Reve hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
The identity of the second victim is still unconfirmed.
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Shark attacks are considered rare in the area, but have increased in recent years. A 12-year-old Ukrainian tourist lost his arm and leg in an attack in 2020.

In 2018, a Czech tourist was killed by a shark off a Red Sea beach. A similar attack killed a German tourist in 2015.

In 2010, a spate of five attacks in five days off the unusually coastal tourist hotspot of Sharm el-Sheikh killed a German and injured four other foreign tourists.

With postal wires

https://nypost.com/2022/07/03/sharks-kill-2-women-hours-apart-near-resort-in-egypts-red-sea/ Sharks kill two hours apart near a Red Sea resort in Egypt

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