Two women were killed in a shark attack while swimming near an Egyptian Red Sea resort

Two women were killed after being attacked by a shark south of Egypt’s Red Sea resort city of Hurghada, the Egyptian Ministry of the Environment confirmed on Sunday.

“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the families of the two victims,” ​​said Egyptian Minister of the Environment Yasmine Fuad.

“As soon as we received reports of two women being attacked by sharks while practicing swimming facing the Saar Hashish Resort south of Hurghada, a working group from Hurghada Conservation Area and Hurghada Environmental Protection Experts. It was formed. Conservation Society. ”

The Minister of the Environment has instructed the formed scientific committee to collect information from all sources and analyze them according to the protocols used worldwide in investigating shark attacks on humans. Added.

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

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 her injury.

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

After the accident, Red Sea Prefecture closed several Red Sea beaches and ordered that all sea sports and activities in the area be stopped.

(There is input from the agency) Two women were killed in a shark attack while swimming near an Egyptian Red Sea resort

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