Shark attack at Mtunzini, KZN, South Africa

Shark attack details: Mtunzini, KZN, 13-Feb-1988
Date of attack: February 13th 1988
Location: Mtunzini, KZN
Shark species: Zambezi shark (tooth fragments recovered)
Name of victim: Belinda Van Schalkwyk
Age of victim: 15 years old
Sex of victim: F
Activity: Lying atop surfboard
Injury: Leg bitten, surgically amputated

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