Shark Kills 15-year-old Girl In Reunion

Must Read

FG Reacts To Pastor Oyakhilome’s Comment On Lockdown, 5G Network

The Federal Government has reacted to a comment made by founder of Christ Embassy, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome that the...

Nigeria On Course To Stop Coronavirus Pandemic: FG

The Federal Government has expressed that Nigeria remains on the right path to conquer the Coronavirus pandemic in the...

Only Buhari Can Determine Extension Of Lockdown In Lagos, Ogun, FCT – FG

The Federal Government says only President Muhammadu Buhari can decide whether or not, the lockdown of Lagos, Ogun and...

COVID-19: Buhari Sends Solidarity Message To UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his message of solidarity to UK's prime minister, Boris Johnson who was rushed into...

Covid-19: Ekiti Begins Distribution Of Palliatives (Photos)

Following the lockdown imposed on the nation as a result of the novel coronavirus, Ekiti state government has begun...

lill

A teenage tourist has been killed in a shark attack while swimming off the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, the second such attack this year in the French overseas territory.

Local officials said the 15-year-old girl was attacked in the mid-afternoon while swimming just a few metres from shore in Saint-Paul Bay on the western side of the island.

The girl, on holiday from mainland France, was swimming with another girl who had just climbed on shore when the attack took place.

“Part of her body was carried away by the shark. Firefighters, lifeguards and a police helicopter are carrying out a search,” said Gina Hoarau, the head of public safety in Saint-Paul.

“The conditions of this attack are very surprising. We didn’t think a shark could come so close to the shore.”

A 36-year-old French honeymooner was killed by a shark in May while surfing not far from the island’s popular beach of Brisants de Saint-Gilles.

Last year, 78 shark attacks were reported around the world, of which eight were fatal.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -