Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Location of interview
Karachi City
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Karachi City
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
72 years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
2 years
Career of the eyewitness
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

I was a kid in 1945 and living in Ormara. The storm took lives of my sister “ Laigi” who got married five months before died along with uncle and two cousins named Qadri and Swali. They were trapped under the rubble of my house which was made of mud and stones. I t was night and we all were sleeping when the house was damaged by the earthquake. My grandfather always scared used to say “do not keep my children in stone built house”.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

There was an earthquake; fire came out in sea which finally intruded in residential area. Big and strong wave came after the earthquake but I don’t remember how many waves hit the area. However, my husband says there were 3 waves and each higher than our house roof. My house was located where now Fisheries Office is built. Our new house was built near Master Fateh’s house
Reference Number: EIPK0050