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By chance, Florida building resident stayed at girlfriend’s on night of disaster

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By Maria Alejandra Cardona SUNRISE, Fla. (Reuters) – Champlain Towers South resident Erick de Moura was supposed to be home when the building collapsed, but his girlfriend persuaded him to spend the night at her place less than two miles away, a circumstance that likely saved his life. “Only by God. To me this is a miracle,” the 40-year-old Brazil native told Reuters in an interview near the site as rain began to fell on Saturday afternoon. “It’s a very sad moment. Very confusing,” he said. “It’s very tough to get in touch with my emotions right now.” On Wednesday, De Moura woke up and went to…

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