Iraq | Basrah | Shatt-al-Arab River

Incident Details:

year: 1960
location: Shatt-al-Arab River
area: Basrah
country: Iraq
fatality: non-fatal
species: unknown
victim: male
gender: M
age: 25
injury: Right hand severed
time: Afternoon
species detail:
source: B.W. Coad & L.A.J. Al-Hassan
species: unknown shark
date: 1960s
activity: Fishing from a small boat & put his hand in the water while holding a dead fish

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1960 on the date reported as 1960s - male, a male aged 25 was Fishing from a small boat & put his hand in the water while holding a dead fish near Shatt-al-Arab River. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked male. The attack was non-fatal (Right hand severed)