Shark Attack in Egypt

A Czech tourist was killed by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea, 20 kilometres north of Marsa Alam city.

The remains of the man were found on a beach near Marsa Alam, according to local media. City council chairman General Atef Wagdy said that people who swim on the surface in deep waters beyond the coral are vulnerable to attack.

Six shark attacks were recorded in Egyptian waters in 2010, including a spate of five in five days. That led to the government closing off a stretch of beach in the Sharm el-Sheikh resort for a week.

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