A Russian man was fatally attacked by a shark while swimming off the coast of Hurghada, Egypt.
Why it matters
The incident is significant due to the rare occurrence of fatal shark attacks in the Red Sea, impacting tourism and beach safety.
What the papers say
Al Jazeera reported the closure of a 74-kilometre stretch of coastline, while The Guardian highlighted the Russian consulate's identification of the victim. The Telegraph and Gulf News provided similar details about the attack and its aftermath.
How we got here
The incident occurred off the coast of Hurghada, a popular tourist destination known for its Red Sea beaches.
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Russia, or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres, it is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth's in
Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
The Red Sea is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia. The connection to the ocean is in the south through the Bab el Mandeb strait and the Gulf of Aden.
Hurghada is a city in the Red Sea Governorate of Egypt. It is one of the country's main tourist centres located on the Red Sea coast.