Sharm el Sheikh opens kilometer-long section of beach

42678.jpegA top Egyptian official has announced the opening of a kilometer-long section of beach at a Red Sea resort that has been plagued by shark attacks.

South Sinai Governor Mohammed Shousha announced in a statement Thursday that the area reopened to swimmers and snorkelers was on the opposite end of Sharm El-Sheikh resort from where the shark attacks occurred, The Associated Press reports.

A shark, linked to at least three of the five attacks on humans in the Red Sea last week, is still on the loose, Egypt's Ahram Online portal said on Friday.

A group of Egyptian divers, accompanied by a group of foreign ecologists and biologists, said a single female whitetip shark badly injured two Russian tourists last week. They also link the shark to Sunday's deadly attack on a German tourist near the luxury Na'ama Bay resort area, RIA Novosti says.


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