Ashraf Hussain

Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Ashraf Hussain
Location of interview
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Muscat, Oman
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
78 years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
8 years
Career of the eyewitness
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

Team asked him what he remembered about 1945 Tsunami, he said “I was 8 year old, and when got up early in the morning, was told that at night, there was an earthquake, and southern part of Gwadar which is low land area was flooded, with sea waves and many houses were under water and damaged. My house was at higher level. There were our relatives in southern part of Gwadar and we went there to see them. Most of the people left there house and were rescued women & children and took them to the high hills areas. We saw a huge mountain in the see and I did not know whether it was fell from the sky, or emerged from below the sea. It was reddish in color. It was almost 10 km in the see and was visible from the coast. The people used to go there for picnic and its size was reducing with passage of time and vanished after one year”. When Ashraf Hussain was asked, did you feel the earthquake shocks, he said“No, I was sleeping, but our elder did felt strong shocks”.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

N/AHe said he did not remember the casualties, however, he heard that in Pasni many people were killed and a population submerged in the sea water. He also shared that the average life of the people of Gwadar is not more than 65; however, I am the lucky one, still living with 75. He recommended team to meet Master Abdul Majeed who is still alive and living in Gwadar and will tell you a lot as he knows everything about Gwadar and Pasni. Some old fisher man and woman may also alive today and can be accessed in Gwadar.
Reference Number: EI_OM_00001