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List of all shark attacks in Shatt-al-Arab River

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 6 shark attacks in Shatt-al-Arab River. Out of those, 2 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 33.33%. 5 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Bashamir SwimmingQuadriceps lacerated, femur exposedNO 15yo Ismail
FATAL, right arm severely bitten & surgically amputated, died 12 to 14 hours laterYES 13yo Abdul Hussain
Fishing, shark caught in his net8" x 4" left antecubital fossa of muscle & skin removed PROVOKED INCIDENTNO 38yo Ali
Bashamir SwimmingFATAL, thigh lacerated, femur exposedYES 18yo Ali
Bashamir SwimmingRight forearm injured, mid-humeral amputationNO 13yo Hamid
Vicinity of Abadan Lower left leg amputatedNO Abdol Karmi
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