Surfer dies after shark attack off Réunion Island

A man has died after his leg was severed by a shark while he surfed off the coast of France's Indian Ocean island of La Réunion on Thursday, the second person to die from a shark attack close to the island's shores this year, and the 24th fatality since a markedly high number of attacks began there in 2011.

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A surfer has been killed in a shark attack off the coast of the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean, reports BBC News.