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List of all shark attacks in West Bengal

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 8 shark attacks in West Bengal. Out of those, 3 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 37.50%. 8 attacks came out of the blue while 0 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Hooghley River near Budge-Budge 01-05-1938 Bathing2 survived, 1 FATALYES
Ganges River 14-05-1880 11h00Left hand severed, arm & right calf injuredNO 20yo Sutto Cumar Mukerjea, a.k.a. Haboo
Hoogly River 13-05-1880 Bathing in riverHands, forearm & left thigh lacerated, radial artery severedNO 60yo a widow
Panihati, 4 miles south of Barrackpore on the Hoogly River 01-05-1880 10h00BathingFATAL, right leg severed at mid-thigh, femur severedYES 11yo N., a native boy
(Calcutta?) 01-05-1880 12h00Bathing in riverFATAL, left forearm & hand bitten, brachial artery severed, died of secondary hemorrhage 11 days laterYES Sasti
Hoogly River, Calcutta 31-05-1870 Bathing / standingRight foot & leg bitten, surgically amputatedNO 40yo B., "an Ooryah coolie"
Hooghly River mouth 31-12-1636 WadingNO Hindu pilgrims
Ganges Delta 31-12-1616 NO Indian people
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