Monday, May 12, 2008

The Smell of Death and Destruction

(The correspondent has returned from Kungyangone Township after interviewing several survivors of Cyclone Nargis.)

Thirty-five miles from Rangoon, the air smells of death. Dead bodies and the rotting cadavers of buffaloes lie in the gutters of this town, so near Burma’s largest city and the country’s once proud capital.

Overhead, a cruel sun beats down on the homeless who seek shelter amid the ruins of their houses.

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