Friday, 24 November, 2017

Today marks 16 years since the 9/11 tragedy

Missing bodies of Twin Towers victims GETTY MISSING Nearly half of Twin Towers victims have never been identified
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The Department of Homeland Security was established in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The US President - then just a billionaire businessman - was interviewed by TV reporters just hours after al-Qaeda terrorists flew passenger planes into the World Trade Center.

Monday marks 16 years since the September 11th attacks. The attacks claimed the lives of 2,996 people, including the 19 terrorists.

Mario Tama/Getty ImagesA firefighter breaks down after the World Trade Center buildings collapsed September 11, 2001 after two hijacked airplanes slammed into the twin towers in a terrorist attack.

The second plane en route to hit the south tower.

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Sixteen years ago almost 3,000 people, including six Poles, died when hijacked planes slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, the Pentagon, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Close to 200 people died when American Airlines flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and another 93 died when a plane crashed in a field near Shanksville, PA.

Sixteen years have passed since the attacks on the Twin Towers in NY and Washington, which killed almost 3,000 people, the BNT recalls.

Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesU.S. President George W. Bush sits at his desk in the Oval Office after addressing the nation about the terrorist attacks on NY and Washington, D.C.

The Pentagon building was targeted in one of the plane crashes.

An estimated loss of $123 billion was incurred as the twin towers collapsed and it took $60 billion to undo the damage that had been caused from the collapse of the towers to the nearby buildings and subway facilities.

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