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Tourist dies after leg bitten off by shark at Egypt’s Red Sea coast

NewsBy Karl Doyle
A shark killed the tourist after biting his leg off
A shark killed the tourist after biting his leg off

A German citizen has been killed by a shark off Egypt's Red Sea coast, security officials have said.

The 52-year-old man's body has been moved to a local hospital after the attack yesterday.

Officials are conducting an investigation into the attack, which saw the man's leg bitten off at the knee.

An official from the German Embassy in Cairo says they received reports that a German citizen died in the area but are not aware of the cause of death.

Egypt is one of the world's top diving destinations.

Similar attacks have happened in the past - in 2010, a shark killed a 70-year-old German tourist while she was snorkelling.