Shark Attack Epidemic: Egypt's Beaches on High Alert and Tourists Concerned
Shark Attack in Egypt: Popular Beaches Closed Off
Tourism hotspot Egypt has seen a recent surge in shark attacks along its coastal resort towns, forcing officials to close off a 74-kilometre stretch of coastline until Sunday. The decision to shut down several popular beaches comes after a number of people were attacked by sharks in the area, causing concern among locals and tourists alike.
The country's Ministry of Environment stated that the closure will be in effect until Sunday, with authorities actively searching for the offending sharks. Authorities are investigating the cause of the shark attacks while deploying boats and helicopters to locate and capture the animals.
The attack that sparked the closure of the beaches occurred last week when a 12-year-old boy was bitten by a shark while swimming in the waters off the coast of Marsa Alam. The boy survived the attack but suffered severe injuries, including the loss of one of his arms.
This is far from the first time that Egypt has been hit by shark attacks along its beaches. In fact, such incidents have been on the rise in the past decade, with shark sightings being reported more frequently than before. This increase has raised concerns over environmental factors and the impact of climate change.
While officials investigate the cause of the attacks,