French tourist attacked by shark in French Polynesia

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The woman, 35, was swimming during whale-watching trip off island of Moorea in the French overseas territory when a whitetip shark attacked.

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A French tourist has been seriously injured in a rare shark attack in the palm-fringed Pacific islands of Polynesia, emergency services said Tuesday, reports the New Indian Express.

The 35-year-old woman was swimming during a whale-watching trip on Monday in the French overseas territory when the oceanic whitetip shark tore into her chest and arms.

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