9/11: world’s largest terrorist attack, 3000 lives lost in an instant: Just 18 years before today, on September 11, 2001, terrorists launched an attack on America, the world’s most powerful country, which shook the whole world. That attack created such a devastation that the people who see that scene can never be forgotten. The terrorists used the airplane as a missile. About 3 thousand people were killed in this attack.
September 11, 2001
In fact, the attack on the United States on September 11, 2001 by terrorist organization al-Qaeda was a series of suicide attacks. Early that morning, 19 Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four passenger planes.
The hijackers intentionally crashed two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, New York City, killing all the people aboard and many others working inside the buildings. Both large buildings had collapsed within 2 hours, even the buildings near them were destroyed and other buildings suffered heavy damage. The hijackers took the third plane to Washington D.C. Crashed out of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.
Nearly 3,000 victims and 19 kidnappers were killed in these attacks
Nearly 3,000 victims and 19 kidnappers were killed in these attacks. According to the New York State Health Department, as of June 2009, 836 emergency personnel have been killed, including firefighters and police personnel. Among the 2,752 victims killed in the attack on the World Trade Center were 343 firefighters and 60 police officers from New York City and the Port Authority. In the Pentagon attack, 184 people were killed. The casualties were a large number of civilians, including citizens of 70 countries.
How big this attack?
How big this attack was can be gauged from the fact that it took about 100 days to extinguish the fire in this attack. In this attack, citizens of more than 90 countries were killed in the twin towers.
The twin tower which was targeted by the terrorists. They were completed on 4 April 1973, which had 7 buildings. It cost 400 million dollars to build it. Around 50 thousand employees worked in the twin towers. This building was so huge. This can be gauged from the fact that there were 239 lifts here.
On September 11, at 9 a.m. local time, a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed the American Flight No. 77 aircraft going from Virginia to Los Angeles in the Pentagon building. According to US officials, the plane fell between the first and second floors of the Pentagon, killing 184 people.
On this day, three planes hijacked from America. Hijackers crashed one plane into the Pentagon building, while another aircraft crashed into the World Trade Center building. The third plane hijacked was cashed in an empty space.
After this, the US intelligence agency FBI released some unseen pictures of after the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon. Through those pictures, the devastation in that incident could be felt. It can be understood from the photographs how different American agencies carried out rescue operations after this attack.