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German tourist killed in Egypt shark attack

AFP , Sunday 22 Mar 2015
Al-Qusair
An Egyptian Red Sea resort (Photo: Al-Ahram)
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A shark attack on Sunday killed a 52-year-old German tourist in an Egyptian Red Sea resort, in the first such incident in five years, police said.

The attack in which the shark sheared off the German's leg took place off Al-Qusair.

It was the first fatal shark attack in Egypt since a string of maulings in 2010 that killed a German woman and wounded three Russian tourists in another Red Sea resort.

The Red Sea is home to several species of shark, but the type believed to have been behind the 2010 attacks was the oceanic whitetip common to the region.

The attacks in 2010 forced the government to close off a stretch of beach in the Sharm el-Sheikh resort for a week.

In 2009, a shark killed a French woman off another resort close to where the German tourist was attacked on Sunday.

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expat
22-03-2015 08:20pm
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a lesson to learn...
its not wise 1. to catch your sea nearly empty of fish,exept the small ones on your show riffs 2. to attract sharks by feeding them with slaughter left over to entertane russian beach tourists on boats 3. and for all,after this,to keep your beaches unprotected by nets or other typs of protection against starved and agitated predators. a 3 meters shark has a jaw how wide? and his pressure of jaw is how strong? he dont have to even mean to eat you, a one time testing bite can be your end so, better dont overfish your grounds and dont attract them or frenzy them by luring them in a feasting frantic near your beaches
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Wael
22-03-2015 02:06pm
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US$50,000 V US$ 4,500.
I The Egyptian government would pay US$50,000 in compensation. If it was an Egyptian Citizen, the Government would only pay a Maximum of LE 25,000 or less than US$ 4,500. That is if they paid anything at all. Are our lives so cheap compared to other nations?
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expat
22-03-2015 09:00pm
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sorry,but you are st....d
and why you are? because you hero dont understand,that tourism brings in billions of hard currency. Which has in itself nothing to do,what your country does to you as a citizen,but much to do with your economy. And yes,50000 is nothing for a lost live back in europe,sorry to tell you,if your insurrance policies here back in egypt are vouching you less,that only means,you dont put enough pressure on them.What this got to do with forreign tourists killed by your lack of proper procedures at sea to ensure their safety? nothing,its just gibberish to let out your own frustration
expat
22-03-2015 09:00pm
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sorry,but you are st....d
and why you are? because you hero dont understand,that tourism brings in billions of hard currency. Which has in itself nothing to do,what your country does to you as a citizen,but much to do with your economy. And yes,50000 is nothing for a lost live back in europe,sorry to tell you,if your insurrance policies here back in egypt are vouching you less,that only means,you dont put enough pressure on them.What this got to do with forreign tourists killed by your lack of proper procedures at sea to ensure their safety? nothing,its just gibberish to let out your own frustration
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