Her pants spattered with cracking mud and toenails crusted in dirt from hours trudging through the marshy ruins of her village, the 38-year-old store owner finally returned home yesterday - only to find her old life in tatters.
Her hardware store was a tangle of damaged goods, some dented and stained, others half-buried in drying mud on the streets outside.
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