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Last Updated: Monday December 06 2010 17:02 GMT

Woman killed in shark attack

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Shark attacks baffle experts

A woman has been killed in a shark attack at the popular holiday destination Sharm-el-Sheik in Egypt.

The German tourist is thought to have been bitten on the arm and leg in sunday's attack.

It's the fourth attack recent days - in the same resort last week three tourists were injured by a shark.

People have been warned not to swim in the sea and lifeguards are patrolling the area. Shark experts have also been brought in to investigate the attacks.

Tourist Julie Lund was on a dive boat about 300 metres from the jetty near where Sunday's attack happened.

Ms Lund said: "I heard Shark attack!... The coast guards were driving in boats, very fast, to warn people. Red flags went up along the beach."

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After the first attacks, officials said they had captured the two sharks responsible, and they went on to reopen the beach.

But following the latest attack, beaches have been closed to swimmers again.