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Egypt bans swimming off Red Sea beach after shark attack

AP , Tuesday 7 Jun 2016
Sharm El-Sheikh
A tourist walks near a red flag positioned on a beach to prohibit swimming and diving at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh after a shark killed a German tourist who had been swimming near the shore (File photo: Reuters)
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Egypt has imposed a 15-day ban on sport fishing and offshore swimming near a popular Red Sea destination where a shark attack took place last weekend.

Environment Ministry officials Mohamed Salem and Beily Hatab say Monday the attack was likely caused by the combination of fishing and swimming in the same spot.

The shark attack happened off Ain Sokhna, a popular holiday destination 75 miles (120 kilometers) east of the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

The two officials, who are directly involved in investigating the attack, said the Egyptian man who was bitten by a shark was swimming after bait was thrown nearby.

Hotels in the area were instructed to hire watchmen for their beaches.

Shark attacks are rare in Egypt.

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Rob
09-06-2016 02:46pm
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Only in Egypt
Next, I expect roads to be banned each time there is a car accident.
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neil
08-06-2016 02:31pm
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non sequitur
logically, the article should end with a ban on fishing within 50 miles of shore [sea Australia shark behavior], not a plan to have enough lifeguards to observe all shark attacks.
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Tut
07-06-2016 05:32pm
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Egypt bans sharks!
Wouldn’t it be safer to ban sharks off the Red Sea all together! When we have issues with democracy we ban demonstrators, when we have issues with free speech we ban journalists, when we have issues with corruption we ban auditors, when we have issues with the economy we ban investors; why don’t we stay consistent with our core values and ban sharks!
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neil
08-06-2016 02:22pm
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difficult thing to parody
this is pretty funny, for black humour
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