Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

1641st victim of 9/11 attack identified almost 16 years later

World Trade Center Victim Identified Nearly 16 Years After 9/11 Terror Attacks Getty Images
Arthur Frazier | 09 August, 2017, 00:23

In total, almost 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, which were claimed by al Qaeda and its then leader Osama bin Laden.

The latest identification was the first in more than two years, The New York Times reported.

The man's identity was determined by New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, which had been retesting DNA recovered in 2001.

The attacks, which killed 2,977 people, saw al-Qaeda-linked terrorists hijack four planes and crash them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001.

Few full bodies were found in the aftermath of the attack, making it hard for authorities to identify victims.

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During that time, DNA technology has advanced alongside the multi-million dollar effort to try and connect 21,900 found pieces of remains to the lives they represent.

In 2013, authorities sifted through truckloads of debris unearthed by construction crews working on the rebuilding. Potential remains of more than 20 victims were recovered.

Few full bodies were recovered after the giant skyscrapers burned and collapsed - and the effects of heat, bacteria and chemicals have made it hard to analyse remains.

More than 2,750 people were killed when two passenger jets destroyed the Twin Towers, the symbol of New York's financial wealth and confidence.

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