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List of all shark attacks in Eastern Province

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 11 shark attacks in Eastern Province. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 18.18%. 10 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Nahoon, East London 04-01-2010 SurfingNo injury, reportedly knocked of his board by a sharkNO male
Pasikudha 25-12-2004 No shark involvementSwept out to sea by the tsunami, she clung to a log for 24 hoursNo injuryNO 11yo Sylvia Lucas
East of the Ras Tanura-Jubail area 6' sharkDivingButtocks bittenNO a fisherman / diver
Below the English fort, Trincomalee SwimmingFATAL. "Shark bit him in half, carrying away the lower extremities"YES 15yo male
Pigeon Island Blacktail reef sharkSpearfishingNo injuryNO Trevor Ferdinands
Manayaweli Cove, Trincomalee Blacktip reef sharkCollecting ornamental fishNo injury, beat off shark with his collecting netNO Rodney Jonklass
Heda Oya Estuary Possibly a lemon sharkShark fishingButtock removedNO Aboobaker
East of the Ras Tanura-Jubail area DivingFoot lacerated, surgically amputatedNO a pearl diver
East of the Ras Tanura-Jubail area "a black-tipped shark"DivingFATAL, died of sepsisYES a pearl diver
East of the Ras Tanura-Jubail area 2 hrs before sunsetDivingTissue stripped knee to footNO a pearl diver
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