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Business News/ News / World/  Watch: Tiger shark kills Russian man swimming off a beach in Egypt

Several videos go viral on social media daily and get an immense response from users too.

In a recent incident, a graphic video captured the moment when a tiger shark attacked a Russian man who was swimming in the sea, reported Newsweek.

According to the footage, circulating online, shows Vladimir Popov (23) was swimming off a beach in Hurghada in Egypt when he was attacked by a tiger shark.

Following the attack, the man could be seen struggling in the water as the shark surrounds him.

Here's the video:

After witnessing the incident, a lifeguard and a diver raised the alarm and went to help him. However, they were too late and the man became was killed.

Local Russian media reported that the beach was filled with people who watched in horror as the attack was happening. Even the victim's father was also on the beach.

A witness told Russia station REN-TV: "It happened in a second. Rescuers reacted very quickly. For some reason, I immediately felt that it was a shark. I immediately jumped up and started shouting: 'Sharks, sharks! Save yourself!'"

The Egyptian Ministry of the Environment has confirmed that the shark was found and captured.

"In this regard, the specialized team of the Ministry of the Environment and in cooperation with other specialties have succeeded in controlling the fish that caused the accident and has been transferred to the laboratory for examination and all required information to determine the possible causes of the attack," the statement said.

Alongside the great white and the bull shark, Tiger sharks are one of the 'big three' shark species that most commonly attack people.

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Updated: 09 Jun 2023, 08:02 PM IST
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