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Neighbours long had doubts about Taiwan complex

They say there were many clues to suggest that the building, which collapsed in Saturday's earthquake, had always been doomed

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Last Saturday's earthquake has turned the vast, grey Wei-Guan Golden Dragon building into a thick tangle of shattered concrete, broken glass and twisted steel bars. About 120 people are now entombed in dark, chilly underground cavities at the site.

Tainan, Taiwan

LONG before a 17-story condominium complex was ever built across the street from his family home in the early 1990s, Yang Yumin used to play on the site as a boy.

It was a large rice field then, with a canal down one side, a stream that had been straightened and

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