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Fisherman losses both arms to shark

A fisherman lost both his arms to a shark November 1 at the Bay of Inhambane, Southern Mozambique in South East Africa.

Albino Ernesto was pulling in his shrimp nets when a shark nearly severed both his arms around 4 p.m.

The 19-year-old was in shallow water when the shark knocked him off his feet and into the water. As Ernesto was struggling with his nets, the shark bit his arms.

He was able to break free and was taken to Chicuque rural hospital in Maxixe district

Doctors believed they had no option than to amputate both arms.

This is the third incident in the Bay of Inhambane in the last two months.

A shark kill squad was assembled and has been hunting the shark for the last 10 days, but has yet to catch a shark.  Apparently a large numbers of sharks were fished for their fins and may have decimated their populations.

The Megafauna Association has opposed the operation stating that even if a shark is caught there would be no guarantee that it would be the same shark that bit any of the victims.

The approximate locations have been marked on the 2015 shark attack bites tracking map.

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