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List of all shark attacks in iran

Fatal Attacks


Unprovoked Attacks


Total Attacks


There have been a total of 29 shark attacks in IRAN. Out of those, 13 have unfortunately been fatal which brings the percentage of fatal attacks to 44.83%. 28 attacks came out of the blue while 1 have been provoked by humans.




Non Fatal

Ahvaz, on the Karun River 31-12-1986 Bull sharkFoot severedNO Mr. Jabar-Kaaby
Ramin, near Ahvaz 31-12-1984 Bull sharkFishingFATALYES male
Ahvaz, on the Karun River 31-12-1970 SurvivedNO Mr. Nagib
Ahvaz, on the Karun River 31-12-1970 SurvivedNO Mr. Kalantar
Ahvaz, on the Karun River, 275 km from the sea Possibly C. leucasSwimmingLeft Achilles tendon severed, calf muscles severely laceratedNO 12yo Mehdi
Ahvaz, on the Karun River Early morningStandingFATALYES a old fisherman
Ahvaz, on the Karun River Standing, washing rear wheels of his ambulance in ankle-deep waterFATAL, fell into water when shark seized his right ankle, right leg bitten, left forearm & hand lacerated, all tissue stripped from right armYES I.A.S. C. driver
Bashamir SwimmingRight forearm injured, mid-humeral amputationNO 13yo Hamid
near Band Misan in Shustar, 420 km from the sea Bull sharkSurvivedNO Mr. Paniry
Bashamir SwimmingFATAL, thigh lacerated, femur exposedYES 18yo Ali
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