Saeed Mohamamd Ronjha

Eyewitness Information

Name of Witness
Saeed Mohamamd Ronjha
Location of interview
Ketibander, District Thatta
Where the eyewitness was and went during the event
Ketibander, District Thatta
Age at time of inteview/ Date of Birth of the eyewitness
73 years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
7 – 8 years
Career of the eyewitness
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

We are settled in Ketibander since many generations.

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

One night a huge wave attacked Ketibander and others areas especially creeks, many people died even we could not arrange coffins and funeral for the dead. I guess thousands of people died, houses were destroyed. We never had experienced such a storm after that event. There were surprisingly no winds or rains only sea water rose up with a roaring sound. My father used to run a carriage boat from here to Karachi. Sea was seven kilometers away from this area so we were not much affected but the coastal communities were badly affected and almost all villages on the shorelines were vanished by that tsunami waves. However water came to this area as well but caused not much destruction as compared to shoreline areas.
Reference Number: EIPK0063