Killer shark who killed Russian man to be mummified to be displayed in museum

The killer shark which ate and killed a Russian man is set to be "mummified" and displayed in a museum.

Preserving the beast as if it were a sought-after relic from an Indiana Jones movie, Egyptian officials decided the shark belongs in a museum.

The body parts of Vladimir Popov, 23, have since been extracted from the beast's belly, after the shark was beaten to death "in revenge" for the grim killing of the tourist in Red Sea resort of Hurghada.

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Vladimir had been circled by the tiger shark before being dragged underwater and subsequently eaten, with Egyptian officials now setting out to mummify the mad shark.

Bits of Vladimir were successfully pulled from the beast, including his head, arms and chest, with the other half of his body found floating out at sea.

The massive beast is said to have eaten almost the entire body but fled when it saw fishermen headed toward it.

Now it appears the shark is set to be mummified, while the family of Mr Popov paid tribute to their son and recalled the horror attack.

Yury Popov, Vladimir's father, said: "My son was attacked by a shark, it all happened in seconds. What kind of help can you give? This meat grinder happened in 20 seconds, he was just dragged under the water."

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The father was stumped by the attack, which he labelled an "evil fate" for his son who was killed on the usually safe shores.

He added: "This is an absolutely ridiculous coincidence, because it is a safe beach. There are ships and yachts around. It's never happened there. They usually attack on wild beaches. It's just some kind of evil fate."

The shark has since been handed over for research purposes to identify behavioural changes in the animal.

Egyptian authorities added the research would also look into whether this shark could be linked to several other incidents in what could be a link between "several previous accidents".

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