Tourist dies after shark attack in Red Sea off Egypt coast

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A Czech tourist has died after being attacked by a shark while swimming in the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt.

The man died 12 miles north of the city of Marsa Alam as “a result of an attack by a shark”, city council chairman General Atef Wagdy said.

Local media reported that human remains were found on a beach near Marsa Alam.

General Wagdy said people who swim on the surface in deep waters beyond the coral are vulnerable to attack.

A shark killed a German tourist off Egypt’s Red Sea coast in 2015 – the first death in five years.

Six shark attacks were recorded in Egyptian waters in 2010, including a spate of five in five days.

The 2010 attacks forced the government to close off a stretch of beach in the Sharm el-Sheikh resort for a week.

In 2017, Egypt received 8.3 million visitors, a surge of 54% from 5.4 million in 2016.



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