A 6.3 Earthquake has taken anywhere from an initially reported 5,000 to an updated 20,000 lives. Oddly, and with respect for the dead - the name of the place hit hardest is "Bam." I am assuming the bulk of the dead and survivors are in outlying communities, if not on the site of the citadel and mud city itself. Bam is an ancient locale which has undergone extensive restoration over the last 50 years. To that end, the greater portion of the restored citadel and barracks also composed primarily of mud, clay and straw are said to be upwards of 2,000 years old, (or as "few" as 1,700) have apparently met their new beginning, as restoration will need to begin anew. Survivors, a great many of whom are tourists - have been left without utilities - in freezing temperatures.