Shark maims 4 Russian swimmers in Egypt's Red Sea

December 1, 2010 17:38

CAIRO — An oceanic white tip shark mauled four Russian tourists swimming close to their beach hotels in two separate attacks at an Egyptian Red Sea resort, a local conservation official said on Wednesday.

Director of Sinai Conservation Mohammed Salem said the shark attacked two Russians swimming in the Ras Nasrani area near the famed Sharm e-Sheikh resort in the Sinai Peninsula and bit their arms off.The same shark may also have been involved in an attack on another Russian couple on Tuesday swimming close to the resort beach, he added.

The shark badly injured the woman's legs and back, and she had to be resuscitated after her rescue. The shark also grievously tore the man's legs.

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