Woman dies in suspected New Zealand shark attack

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A woman has died after an apparent shark attack at a popular New Zealand beach, police said Thursday. Police were called to Waihi Beach on the east coast of the North Island in the early evening following reports a woman had been injured in the water. “Initial indications suggest she may have been injured by a shark. Sadly she died at the scene a short time later,” police said in a statement. If confirmed, it would be the 25th shark attack fatality recorded in New Zealand and the first in seven years since a 46-year-old man died at Muriwai near Auckland.