Haji Ismaeel (son of Yaqub)

Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Haji Ismaeel (son of Yaqub)
Location of interview
Baba Island, Karachi
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Baba Island, Karachi
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
90+ years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
20 years (approx)
Career of the eyewitness
Worked with Field Marshal General Gracy
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

I used to work with Field Marshal General Gracy at that time.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

I experience three storms in my life but the biggest one came with earthquake and brought lot of water inland with sudden sea level rise. Around 9 a.m. in the morning the water level started rising. We were swimming when we noticed changed color of sea water and ran away then huge waves 6-12 feet high attacked. The earthquake happened after the storm/ waves. Our boats on the shore went inland and we suffered huge damage of boats, human lives, houses. We tried to take refuge on the boats but those were turned over by the waves. Khadda market in Karachi city was flooded and many people died, few could survive. I don’t remember the name of the persons who died in this tsunami but there were so many people died. British Council must have record of those persons.
Reference Number: EIPK0056