Shark kills German tourist in Red Sea

Aya Nader
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(DNE File Photo)
(DNE File Photo)

A shark attacked and killed a 53-year-old German national on Saturday while swimming in the southern Egyptian resort of Marsa Alam.

The German embassy in Cairo was notified of the incident and to receive the body.

A major contributor to the economy, the tourism sector in Egypt has seen a sharp decline following the 25 January Revolution.

However, Egypt achieved a $1.6bn growth in tourism income in 2014, bringing in revenues of up to $7.5bn compared to $5.9bn in 2013. Tourism income has grown 23.6% over the past year after a 39.3% setback in 2013.

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