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By Samuel Okocha     Dec 5, 2010 in World
A German woman tourist was killed in a shark attack while snorkelling off Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt on Sunday. It is said to be the third shark attack in the Egyptian Red Sea resort in a week.
"There has been a death unfortunately. She was a German lady," AFP quoted director of South Sinai Conservation, Mohammed Salem as saying. ''We have taken everyone out of the water''
The incident comes a day after Sharm el-Sheikh re-opened beaches following two other attacks in which Russians and a Ukrainian were reportedly mauled.
The resort's mayor, Gamal al-Mahdi, said the beaches were re-opened after authorities determined there was no further threat off the coast, which attracts between three and four million tourists a year.
On Friday, government conservation experts said they had captured two sharks, an oceanic whitetip and a mako. The Sharks were believed to be the ones that mauled the Russian and Ukrainian swimmers last Tuesday and Wednesday.
However, an Egyptian NGO did warn on Saturday that at least one of the sharks behind the attacks was still at large.
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