A shark bites a woman's shoulder at a popular Egyptian resort: the beach is closed indefinitely
Another shark attack has occurred in Egypt. In the popular resort of Dahab in the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba, a tourist fell victim to a predatory shark that bit her on the shoulder.
The Egyptian Ministry of Environmental Protection has already announced the closure of Laguna Beach, where the accident allegedly occurred, for 24 hours. Ahram Online writes about it.
Witnesses to the incident report that the victim lost her left arm. She was pulled unconscious from the water by rescuers, after which hotel staff took her off the beach and handed her over to doctors.
The ministry did not provide exact information about the location of the incident and the severity of the woman's injuries, but confirmed that the tourist was immediately provided with medical care and her condition is currently stable.
"The victim was taken to the hospital, where she had to have her arm amputated. At the time of the attack, the rescuers tried to pick up the predator with a harpoon, but to no avail," the article says.
The news of the shark attack quickly spread on social media: photos and videos appeared showing vacationers running from the beach in fear of the shark.
Environment Minister Yasmin Fouad ordered the formation of a commission to assess the situation and investigate the causes of the shark attack. The beaches will be reopened after the authorities are satisfied that the area is safe.
As OBOZREVATEL wrote earlier, a citizen of the Russian Federation died in Egypt due to a shark attack. He was 23-year-old Vladimir Popov from the Arkhangelsk region. Details are in our article.