Iraq | Basrah | Shatt-al-Arab River

Incident Details:

year: 1960
location: Shatt-al-Arab River
area: Basrah
country: Iraq
fatality: non-fatal
species: Bull
victim: male
gender: M
age: 6
injury: Arm severed
time: Afternoon
species detail: Bull shark
source: B.W. Coad & L.A.J. Al-Hassan
species: Bull shark
date: 1960s
activity: Swimming naked near a date palm where many dates fell into the water

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1960 on the date reported as 1960s - male, a male aged 6 was Swimming naked near a date palm where many dates fell into the water near Shatt-al-Arab River . A Bull shark was reported to have attacked male. The attack was non-fatal (Arm severed)