Abdul Hakeem

Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Abdul Hakeem
Location of interview
Kalmat Village, District Gwadar
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Kalmat Village, District Gwadar
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
79 years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
12 years
Career of the eyewitness
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

Abdul Hakeem son of Mulla Ghareeb Band was 12 years old and used to go for fishing early in the morning.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

He told “around 4 a.m. in the morning, we felt a very strong earthquake which made us awake and my uncle shouted that water from sea is coming. So we evacuated. Wave hit the village and came back again. One woman named “Peerani” swept away by these waves. She was very old and could not rush out of her home timely. Initially two big waves hit the area but the third and last one was the most severe and went into the creek but stopped by mangrove forest. After dawn the sea water started receding which was knee deep initially after the tsunami waves receded. I remember the first wave struck approximately after half an hour of the earthquake shocks and there was approximately 10-20 minutes delay in each of three waves. The third one was the biggest as I mentioned earlier.
Reference Number: EIPK0031