September 11: two decades after the tragedy, two anonymous victims of the attack identified

A horrible tragedy. On September 11, 2001, four Islamist suicide bombings were perpetrated in the United States in less than two hours. In the morning, nineteen terrorists hijacked four airliners. Two were projected on the twin towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan and a third on the Pentagon in Washington D.C. These attacks are the deadliest ever perpetrated with an official toll of 2,977 dead and 6,291 injured. Thanks to new technology, two new victims have recently been identified as reported by Paris Match on Wednesday, September 8. Among them, a man whose identity has not been disclosed, at the request of the family. It is thanks to the analysis of elements discovered in 2001, 2006 and 2008 that his relatives were able to obtain these answers. He was present in the Twin Towers and therefore becomes the 1646th formally identified victim, 20 years after the events. News that upset his family.

A second victim. This new technology has also helped identify Dorothy Morgan. She was an employee of an insurance company and worked in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While her family had no doubts about the circumstances of her death, it was only recently that she received confirmation that she was one of the 2,977 victims of the attack. “I didn’t even know they were still trying after all these years, that it was still going on. At this level, what were they studying?” Asked Nyliah Morgan, her daughter in the columns of the New York Times. To be able to identify it, it is a bone fragment, taken in 2001 according to information from CBS News, which was analyzed by scientists. However, Dorothy Morgan’s family admitted that they did not know if they intended to recover this bone. “It’s like reopening old wounds. Over time you feel like you are getting better and then it happens 20 years later and you are faced with it again,” she said.

September 11: why did scientists continue their research?

20 years after the events, the families of the victims did not think they would ever get an answer. However, Barbara A. Sampson, chief medical examiner for New York, said it was important for them to continue the research. “20 years ago, we promised the families of the victims of the World Trade Center to do everything possible to try to identify their loved ones and with these two new identifications, we are continuing this sacred obligation,” he said. she asserted. “No matter how much time has passed since September 11, 2001, we will never forget and we promise to use all means at our disposal to ensure that all those we have lost can be reunited with their families,” he said. – she concluded. A sacred obligation that provides answers to the families of those concerned.

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