Indian-origin US financier killed in shark attack

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Washington, Dec 4: An Indian-origin US financier, named  Rohina Bhandari, was killed in a shark attack while scuba diving off a Costa Rican island in the Pacific Ocean, officials said.

The 49-year was a senior director at WL Ross & Co. LL,  a company founded by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and often attended New York City charity events.

Bhandari suffered fatal bites to both her legs during the shark attack last week while she was diving with a group near Cocos Island, a national park about 300 miles off the Costa Rican mainland, New York Post reported on Sunday.

She was dragged from the Pacific Ocean but could not be saved. Her 26-year-old diving instructor was also badly wounded in last Thursday’s attack, news agency IANS reported.

The male instructor, who was conscious and in relatively stable condition, told officials that the shark attacked when his team was surfacing at the tail end of the dive in the waters.

Authorities stated two park rangers and a team of doctors who were part of the diving tourism group of 18 people on the island trip organised by the Undersea Hunter Group, offered first aid to save her.

Wefornews Bureau 

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