Part of the Red Sea coast has been closed off after an Austrian woman was killed in a shark attack.
The woman, 68, was swimming at the Hurghada resort when she was attacked by the shark.
She was barely alive when she arrived at a nearby hospital, according to an Egyptian health official.
After losing a leg and an arm, she died shortly thereafter.
The Associated Press reported that the governor of the Red Sea province is closing the area for three days.
All “sea activities” are prohibited, including diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kite sailing and fishing boats.
Hurghada, a resort town that stretches for about 25 kilometers along the Egyptian Red Sea coast, is best known for diving.
It is popular with tourists, although it is just beginning to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Video posted online indicates the woman was attacked by a Mako shark while she was near the shore.
In the statues, shot from a nearby pier, the water around them turned red with blood.
Circumstances threw a flotation device at her, in an attempt to help.
It is not clear how she was able to reach the shore.
Shark attacks are rare in the area.
The most recent was in 2020, when a Ukrainian boy lost an arm and an Egyptian tour guide lost a leg.
In 2010, a number of attacks killed a European tourist and injured several others at Sharm el-Sheikh on the Sinai Peninsula, across the Sea of Hurghada.
Part of Egypt’s Red Sea coast closed after woman killed in shark attack | World news
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