Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Location of interview
Ormara City, District Gwadar
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Ormara City, District Gwadar
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
75 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

I was a child around 8 years old in 1945 and remember the earthquake shaking. Hot water came out of soil at many places. People went to see receded sea water but someone shouted that waves are coming.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

All houses were swept away by ‘sea storm’ and many people carried away by waves. I saw two dead bodies. One was of Mr. Ganju’s wife named Gundi who were married two months ago and another was of an old woman. I don’t remember old woman’s name. Earthquke was so strong that we could not stand or sit on the ground, we evacuated. Many people went to ‘Dargaah’ (tomb of late Naik Noor Mohammad) and pleaded/ prayed to stop the storm. There was a voice came from tomb thrice “Stop” and the water could not move further and remained knee high there. I could see the first wave and could not note other waves as I was rushing away from coast
Reference Number: EIPK0039