June 9, 2023: A tragic incident occurred at a beach in Hurghada, Egypt, where a Russian citizen lost their life in a shark attack. The Consulate General of Russia in the city and two Egyptian security sources confirmed the unfortunate incident on Thursday.
The Egyptian Ministry of Environment released a statement on Facebook, revealing that a tiger shark was responsible for the fatal attack. However, no specific information about the victim was provided.
Reacting swiftly to the situation, Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad ordered a team to capture the shark. Additionally, local authorities took action by imposing a two-day ban on swimming, snorkeling, and other water sports activities at several beaches near the site of the attack.
The captured tiger shark will undergo examination to determine the possible reasons for its aggression and to establish whether it is the same shark involved in previous incidents.