forced the roof of the bus down onto her hips. "That was the difference between me and everyone else on the bus," says Ann, an American who has lived in New Zealand for seven years.
footpath. There isn't any rhyme or reason to why I survived." Ann believes the lives of
those 12 people could have been saved if the brick building that fell on them – which had been damaged in the earlier September earthquake – had been reinforced or cordoned off.