Sharks guilty until proven innocent

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Three Russians and a Ukrainian were injured in incidents at the Sharm el-Sheikh holiday and diving resort on the Red Sea.

In one of the attacks, which occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday, an elderly woman was reported to have lost her hand. Another woman sustained severe leg and back injuries. The victims were said to have been snorkelling near coral reefs.

All four were treated in hospital, and beaches were closed for 48 hours. On Thursday the Egyptian environment ministry said that two suspect sharks had been caught, a mako and an oceanic whitetip. The sharks were taken to the Ras Mohammed Conservation Centre, to be