Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Morning After

Even during a period of national crisis it seems the television news agencies do not deviate from their usual late morning start. About 7:30am MNB began broadcasting again about the situation. All is calm around the MPRP building, but it does appear 3 people died. The identities of the decreased were not clear to me.

The building itself was completely gutted by fire, and around the building lay burnt out vehicles and spent bonfires. Prime Minister Bayar appeared at one of the hospitals that was treating some of the more serious injuries around 5:00am this morning. The doctors seemed a bit overwhelmed.

Now the clean up begins. Several high level government meetings are planned over the next several days to discuss how to move forward. At this point outside the epicenter life in Ulaanbaatar is moving forward as usual.

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