Shark kills German tourist

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A German woman has been killed by a shark, while snorkelling at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. Last week, four people were seriously injured in shark attacks in the area.

The Egyptian authorities had ordered people not to go into the sea but lifted the ban yesterday, after capturing and killing two sharks believed to be responsible for the attacks.

Peers Cawley, a diving instructor who's lived in Sharm el-Sheik for seven years, told the BBC News Channel that shark attacks in the area are rare, and could be linked to recent illegal dumping.

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