Shark at­tacks woman, child off Aus­tralia

The Phnom Penh Post - - WORLD -

A WOMAN and a child were bit­ten by a shark in the pop­u­lar Whit­sun­day Is­lands near Aus­tralia’s Great Barrier Reef on Thursday in the lat­est of a string of such at­tacks, re­ports and of­fi­cials said. The Queens­land state am­bu­lance ser­vice said the pair were rushed to hos­pi­tal with leg and foot wounds from the at­tack along a beach on Hamil­ton Is­land, but the in­juries were not life-threat­en­ing. Lo­cal me­dia said the vic­tims were a woman and young child play­ing in the shal­low wa­ters of the is­land’s Cat­s­eye Beach. Aus­tralia has one of the world’s high­est in­ci­dences of shark at­tacks, but fa­tal­i­ties re­main rare.

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