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
73 years
Age of eyewitnes during the event
6 years
Career of the eyewitness
Date of Interview

Brief Information of the eyewitness and the interview situation

In 1945, I was about six years old

Interview result (text of the interview: Purely descriptive)

I was sleeping when a person Khaleefa Ashraf shouted that sea had receded and would come back. He warned us to evacuate. I saw fire coming out of Malan Mountain. Sequence of those events was earthquake happened; fire came out of mountain and finally tsunami generated. Sea went behind the shoreline. Before first wave arrived I could reached my grandmother’s house which came after 30 minutes of the earthquake. First wave flooded area with knee deep water but the third wave swept away my mother, Aunt (Zarro) and a cousin (Magunj. My mother survived but other two were drowned and total number of casualties could be estimated around 20 or 30. Sea water inundated certain parts of the city not the whole area was under water.
Reference Number: EIPK0037