On Thursday, a Russian citizen was killed in a shark attack in the resort of Hurghada on Egypt’s Red Sea coast, Egyptian and Russian authorities said.

According to the Egyptian Ministry of the Environment, the man was killed by a tiger shark in the waters near Hurghada. The authorities said.

 A 74-kilometer stretch of coast until Sunday and announced a ban on swimming and other types of water activities.

 The ministry also said it was able to capture the shark and is testing it in a lab to find possible causes for the rare attack.

Russian Consul General in Hurghada Viktor Voropaev confirmed to TASS that the victim of the shark was a Russian citizen, born in 1999 and permanently residing in Egypt.

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