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Many of Taiwan’s Earthquake Survivors Were on Upper Floors of Collapsed Buildings

Most survivors of Tuesday night’s strong earthquake in Taiwan escaped because they were on high floors that did not collapse, allowing rescue workers to find them. As of Friday morning, 830 people had left the four collapsed or damaged buildings in the Pacific coast city of Hualien. Many broke windows or climbed out via balconies to escape the two worst-hit buildings, a 10-story hotel and a 12-story commercial-residential complex. Firefighters waited below with ladders. The quake...

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