At least 3,000 people were murdered and many more were injured when suicide bombers attacked two New York City skyscrapers on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
For Americans and others around the world, this incident ranks as the most tragic of the twentieth century, if not ever.
Who was the intended victim?
In a succession of hijackings, four planes flying over the eastern United States were brought down.
Important “controlled missiles” were then launched against major buildings in New York and Washington, resulting in the deaths of the three.
Two planes made an impact on the World Trade Center in New York City.
It was 8:46 a.m. local time when the first plane crashed into the North Tower (13:46 GMT). At 9:03 a.m. local time, a second plane smashed into the South Tower, killing everyone on board.
The buildings were engulfed in flames, and individuals were stranded on the upper floors, while the entire city was enveloped in heavy smoke.
In less than two hours, both buildings on the 110th floor fell, resulting in massive heaps of dust and rubble on the ground floor and roof.
On September 37th, a third jet struck the western façade of the Pentagon, the United States’ military headquarters, which is located just outside the nation’s capital, Washington DC.
After passengers refused to board the jet, a fourth plane crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. The hijackers are suspected of using the jet to launch an attack on the United States House of Representatives.
How many people lost their lives?
There were a total of 2,977 persons killed in these occurrences, in addition to the 19 kidnappers. The majority of them were assassinated in New York.
- All 246 individuals onboard the four planes, including crew members and passengers, were killed in the crash.
- Injuries to the Twin Towers resulted in the deaths of 26,06 people right away, with an additional 125 deaths at the Pentagon.
Kristin Lee Henson, two years old at the time of her death, was the youngest victim. With his father, Peter, and mother, Susa, he was killed while travelling on a plane.
Robert Norton, who was 82 at the time, was the oldest. He and his wife, Jacqueline, were planning to attend a wedding in the near future.
The first jet smashed into the tower, killing an estimated 17,400 individuals who were believed to be inside at the time.
In the region above the North Tower, no one survived; nevertheless, 18 people from the area above the South Tower were able to make it out alive.
There were nationals from 77 different nations among those who died. 444 emergency responders were killed in the city of New York.
As a result of the lethal debris that erupted as a result of the attack, thousands of people were hurt, and many of them, including firefighters, died as a result of health issues.
Who were the invaders?
Al-Qaeda, an Islamist terrorist network based in Afghanistan, was responsible for the devastating strikes.
Al-Qaeda, under the leadership of Osama bin Laden, used to hold the United States and its allies responsible for the strife in Muslim-majority nations.
Those participating in the kidnapping were divided into three groups of five and one group of
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