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    Workers Search Collapsed High-Rise After Deadly Taiwan Earthquake

    Rescuers picked through the remains of a 17-story residential tower in Tainan today after Saturday’s 6.4-magnitude temblor killed at least 20, most from the toppled Golden Dragon building. A reported 171 were rescued from it, but authorities fear 124 remain trapped. One story from the 80-unit structure involved a cat that refused to leave its 7-year-old owner’s side, mewing until rescuers found him alive. The shaking injured nearly 500 in the city of 1.8 million, and some are urging authorities to probe the doomed tower’s 1989 construction.

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