When Anarkan Kozhoyeva returned home on the morning of Jan 16, her house was the only one still standing on her street in Dachi Suu village, after all others were levelled by a jumbo jet which crashed and killed entire families in their sleep.
Turkish cargo operator ACT Airlines' Boeing 747-400 destroyed dozens of mudbrick buildings as it failed in its attempt to land at nearby Manas airport at 07:31 local time (0131 GMT) in foggy weather.
"I am alone now, all of my neighbours are dead," said Kozhoyeva, 65, a pensioner. "Our house was just 20 metres away" from the destroyed area.
Survivors and rescuers started sifting through the rubble and brought two injured children to her home. Both died soon afterwards, Kozhoyeva said.
"I am terrified, I don't know how to live on."
Rescuers packed one body bag after another while firefighters put out the remaining flames and survivors mourned the dead.
Police cordoned off most of the crash site to prevent looting as officials said the plane had been carrying 85 tonnes of consumer goods.