Haji Umer

Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Haji Umer
Location of interview
Goth Haji Umer Ottho, Tehsil Kharo Chhan, District Thatta
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Goth Haji Umer Ottho, Tehsil Kharo Chhan, District Thatta
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
90+ years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
10-12 years
Career of the eyewitness
Used to raise cattle
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

I was around 10-12 years of age and used to raise cattle in 1945. We were sleeping in our houses when waves arrived.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

In the morning we came to know about huge destruction caused by the tsunami all along the coastal belt. Hundreds of people died. Even we could not provide coffin for all dead boies and buried many in one grave. I went to help people in Sukhibander area. I did not feel earthquake but sea water rose up in the river delta. There were no winds and rains only sea waves caused destruction.
Reference Number: EIPK0072