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How common are shark attacks in the United States?

Two young people have been seriously injured after a shark attack in North Carolina in the United States.

Officials say a 12 year old and a 16 year, both had parts of their arms amputated after two separate incidents on Sunday.

These attacks are the latest off the US's Atlantic coast. So how common are shark attacks?

Rajini Vaidyanathan has been finding out.

Video filmed and edited by Franz Strasser (@franzstrasser). Follow Rajini Vaidyanathan on Twitter: @rajiniv.

  • 15 Jun 2015
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