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Two women killed in shark attack in Egypt's Red Sea

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Tourists snorkel near a beach of the Red Sea resort of Sahl Hasheesh, Hurghada, Egypt January 8, 2020.
Tourists visit the beaches of Saar Hashish, the Red Sea Resort in Hurghada, Egypt, on January 8, 2020. Snorkel near. Photo: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Cairo — Two people in a shark attack in the Red Sea of ​​Egypt The woman died, the Ministry of the Environment of Egypt, south of the city of Hurghada, said on Sunday.

Two sources told Reuters that the body of a Romanian tourist in his late 40s was found hours after the attack, which killed a 68-year-old Austrian woman. rice field. Both attacks occurred off the coast of Sahl Hasheesh within 600 meters of each other, according to sources.

In a statement, the ministry said a committee was formed to investigate the situation of the attack and the scientific reasons behind it.

Also, Maj. Gen. Amuru Hanafi, Governor of the Red Sea, said he had ordered to stop all activities in the area surrounding the attack.

The first victim was transferred to a local private hospital, a source from the Red Sea Health Department told Reuters. He added that there was an attempt to resuscitate her, but she died of an injury.

One security source also added that an Austrian woman had lived in Egypt with her Egyptian husband for the past five years.

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