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Two Women Killed in Shark Attacks in Egypt’s Red Sea

Two sources told reporters that the body of a Romanian tourist in her late 40s was discovered hours after an attack that left a 68-year-old Austrian woman dead. The attacks happened within 600 meters of each other, off the coast of Sahl Hasheesh, according to the sources. The ministry said in its statement that a committee had been formed to examine the circumstances of the attacks and any scientific reasons behind them. The first victim was transferred to a local private hospital, a source at the Red Sea Health Affairs Directorate told the media. He added that there were attempts to resuscitate her, but she died from her injuries. A security source also added that the Austrian woman had been living in Egypt over the past five years with her Egyptian husband. It also mentioned that the Governor of the Red Sea Governorate, Major General Amr Hanafi, has issued an order to suspend all activity in the area surrounding the attacks.