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March 2, 2010 7:04 AM

Chile earthquake: A survivor's tale

All tragedies have heroes and this story has two. They are cousins, with similar names; one is alive, the other was swallowed by the sea. Osvaldo Gonzalez, 46, was with his family on a small island on the mouth of the Maule River, just off the seaside resort of Constitucion. When an 8.8 earthquake shook Chile in the dead of night Saturday morning, Osvaldo didn't know what to expect, but instinct told him it would not be a good idea to remain on the island.

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