WE all remember where we were on September 11, 2001 as we watched terrorists attack the United States of America, striking the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania where United Flight 93 crashed.In one day the world changed forever.At 8.45am (local time) on September 11, 2001, an American Airlines Boeing 767, Flight 11, was deliberately flown into the World Trade Center’s north tower in New York City killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in the 110-storey skyscraper. Just 18 minutes later, a second Boeing 767, United Airlines Flight 175, flew into the south tower. Both towers afire, burning debris covered the surrounding buildings and the streets below while hundreds jumped from the towers to their deaths in an attempt to escape.About 30 minutes later, a third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, crashed into the west side of the Pentagon near Washington, D.C. and a fourth plane, United Flight 93, crash-landed into a field … [Read more...] about 9/11 USA TERROR ATTACKS: World remembers victims on 17th anniversary
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0 Have your say He survived the twin towers’ collapse, crawling to freedom, but years on Leeds-born Paul Berriff’s most vivid memory of 9/11 remains a brief moment the previous night. This article originally ran in the Yorkshire Evening Post in 2011That night the British documentary-maker and his wife Hilary were at a supermarket near their apartment, just two blocks from the centre, when they bumped into a group of firefighters shopping for their evening meal.-> There was an inferno and every floor above me was gone - Leeds survivor's first hand account of 9/11 terror attack“We all went through the checkouts together and as we came out there was a massive thunderstorm. You could see lightning striking the top of the World Trade Center,” he said.“We laughed and joked with them as they radioed for a firetruck to pick them up so they wouldn’t get soaked.“Those three crews were the first on the scene that morning, we … [Read more...] about The noise was ‘like 50 jumbo jets’ says Leeds 9/11 survivor caught in World Trade Center attack
THE horrific events of 9/11 continue to shape the world we live in, 17 years after they took place. Thousands were killed during the terrorist attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. When was 9/11? On September 11, 2001 a group of al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four airliners. Two planes - American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 75 - were crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in New York. Another was flown into the Pentagon in Washington and the fourth crashed into a field in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania after a struggle between the hijackers and passengers. How many people died in the terror attack on the World Trade Center Of the 2,996 who died on 9/11, including the 19 hijackers, 2,753 were killed at the World Trade Center. Both towers collapsed following the impact, with debris causing more deaths and injury on the streets below. Many people including the emergency response teams lost their lives trying to save others. … [Read more...] about When was 9/11, how many people died in the terror attack and where is the World Trade Center memorial?
Nancy Cutler Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 12:14 p.m. UTC Sep 6, 2018 WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Seventeen years out from the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, nearly 10,000 first responders and others who were in the World Trade Center area have been diagnosed with cancer. More than 2,000 deaths have been attributed to 9/11 illnesses. It will get worse. By the end of 2018, many expect that more people will have died from their toxic exposure from 9/11 than were killed on that terrible Tuesday. “We’re nervous,” said Dr. Michael Crane, medical director of the World Trade Center Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai. Robert Reeg of Stony Point, New York, knows the feeling. The retired Fire Department of New York firefighter was seriously injured in the South Tower collapse. In the last 17 years, he's seen fellow first responders who survived the attacks fall victim to the illnesses caused by the … [Read more...] about Deaths from 9/11 diseases will soon outnumber those lost on that fateful day
Acklom's story is a surprisingly common one — many individuals the world over have pretended to work with or for intelligence agencies in order to exploit the vulnerable and innocent, in search of money, sex, fame, status and more. Typically, their victims are everyday men and women — although in some exceptional cases, governments and the media have been hoodwinked. Wayne Gouveia As 2006 was approaching its end, 21-year-old Leanne McCarthy walked into an off license in Oxford, UK — behind the counter stood 25-year-old Wayne Gouveia. The pair hit it off and then some, and he was soon showering her with expensive gifts and treating her to luxury holidays. McCarthy was bedazzled by his generosity — but also curious as to how the young shop employee could afford it all. When confronted about the source of his apparent riches, Gouveia … [Read more...] about Lovers, Torturers and Thieves: The Murky, Frightening World of Spy Impostors