9/11 anniversary: “I burned alive” – Survivors after the attacks on September 11 describe how they barely escaped being killed
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Sky News spoke to three people who were at the World Trade Center in New York on the day two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers.
A frequently circulated viral photo showing a smiling child in front of one of the burning towers of the World Trade Center (courtesy of Underunderstood)
Austin and his mother returned to the place where the photo was taken 10 years later to snap a second shot.
At the age of 20 since September 11, questions, anger and death remain
“And now we are 20 years later without justice.”
Thousands of photos captured the shock, horror, heroism and humanity caused by 9/11. Now, 20 years after the terrorist attacks, survivors and witnesses who appeared in some of the most compelling images told The Wall Street Journal about their stories and what happened to them in the years that followed.
Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks
As of September 11, 2001, there were 2,792 people killed in terrorist attacks on World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City. Number of victims, their condition the duration of the recovery effort also remains did most to identify the victims difficult ever carried out by the forensic community in this country
Nothing in the mass death story the events prepared American forensics
community for the task of identifying those who died when the terrorists attacked
World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City on
September 11, 2001. For the country’s forensic laboratories, the main lesson of this monument
identification work is complete: each jurisdiction – large and small, urban and rural – should have one
plan to identify victims of mass disasters through DNA analysis.
On September 11, 2001, the United States was subjected to the worst terrorist attack ever in the country’s history. Two planes full of passengers were hijacked and flew a quarter of an hour straight into two of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, the Twin Towers, located on the southern tip of Manhattan, not far from Wall Street and the Statue of Liberty. The Twin Towers were part of the World Trade Center complex.
The plane was full of fuel and served as the terrorists’ bombs. From the floors where the plane hit, people began to jump out, 300-400 meters above the street. In the choice between burning to death and jumping to certain death, at least ten people chose to jump …
Less than an hour later, a third plane crashed into the Pentagon, which was on fire. As another step in the terrorist attacks, a fourth plane crashed in Pennsylvania. The plane was also hijacked and on its way to Washington and the White House, but did not reach it.
The twin towers quickly stood in the light low and at half an hour intervals the two towers collapsed. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attack on the World Trade Center.
The United States quickly pointed out that the Saudi Usama Bin Laden was behind the attacks. Bin Laden fought with rebels against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in 1979. After the Russians withdrew, he formed the al-Qaeda network, an international association of Islamic fundamentalists. Al Qaeda considered the United States its main enemy.