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Family recounts narrow escape from Florida condo collapse

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Surfside (United States) (AFP) – In the early hours of Thursday, Janette Aguero woke up with a start — she heard a thunderous roar. Half of her apartment block had just collapsed in one of the worst urban catastrophes in US history. “It was like an earthquake,” Aguero, 46, told AFP.  “We, my husband and I, were sleeping, and we were woken up by the building shaking — very violently, aggressively.” Through her window, all she could see was a thick cloud of dust. Aguero, her husband Albert and their two children were in town for a week’s vacation, staying at her in-laws’ place on the 11th floo…

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