Egypt: Shark attacks on Red Sea tourists

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The Independent Online

Two sharks suspected of mauling four tourists at a Red Sea resort have been caught, the Egyptian Environment Ministry has said.

Sharks attacked tourists on Tuesday and Wednesday near Sharm el-Sheikh, a top vacation and diving destination, maiming three Russians and a Ukrainian tourist. The Russian embassy said an elderly woman lost a hand in one attack, and another woman lost a leg.

The ministry said it caught a 7ft shark weighing 330lb and a second that was 8ft long, weighing 550lb, near the resort.