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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

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