Agence France-PresseJuly 23, 2013 13:05
A young tourist died after being attacked by a shark as she swam off a beach in northeastern Brazil, a hospital official said Tuesday.
Bruna Gobbi, an 18-year-old resident of Sao Paulo, was rushed to the Restauracao hospital in Recife after Monday's attack.
"She lost a lot of blood" and died of her injuries after her leg was amputated, said a hospital official who asked not to be named.
"We knew there were risks of a shark attack but I thought this would occur in a deeper sector," the victim's cousin, Daniele Souza, told Globo television.