Facts Behind 9/11 Attack

It’s ten years since 19 terrorists of Al-Qaeda hijacked four United States commercial passenger planes and hit them to World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers and Pentagon known as 9/11. (The fourth plane, which should be directed to the U.S. House of Parliament or the White House, crashed in a field in rural Pennsylvania, killing all passengers).

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 An estimated 3,000 people were killed and thousands injured in the incident that become the largest news in modern times. Behind all the tragic and frightening, there are facts that may surprise you:
Twenty survivors from under the building ruin.

 Twenty people survived through the rubble of buildings
Research on the WTC survivors mention, 20 people put it out alive from under the rubble. Among the survivors was John McLoughlin and William Jimeno, two police harbor. They were rescued after buried under rubble for 13-21 hours. They become characters in the 2006 Oliver Stone film "World Trade Center”.

The Second Largest Victims are UK citizens.
Not only Americans become victims of the attack on the WTC and the Pentagon. More than 80 countries who lost at least one of its citizens on that fateful day, including Japan, Ireland, England, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, India, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa and Canada. Among the 372 foreign citizens were killed, including 67 UK citizens.

Ron DiFrancesco escaped from the WTC South Tower rubble.
DiFrancesco (37), a Canadian citizen, made it out of the WTC South Tower when the second plane hit between 77 and 85 floors. After struggling down to the ground floor, DiFrancesco managed to leave the building.

The fire lasted for 99 days.
It took 99 days to deal with the fires at Ground Zero until fully extinguished. On 11 September at 08:46 local time, the first plane hit the North Tower began to fire. The new fire completely extinguished on December 19, 2001.

There is the third building also collapse
WTC tower 7, 47 floors building and one of the largest buildings in central Manhattan, became the third building that collapsed. No media proclaimed it as the building collapsed because of the domino effect of the collapse of the Twin Towers.

A coded message sent online
Abu Abdul Rahman, one of the conspirators behind the 9/11, sending a love letter that contains the password via the Internet to a "girlfriend" a week before the attack. Apparently he was a colleague of one of the responsible person: Ramzi Binalshibh.

A company to lose two-thirds of employees
Global financial services company Cantor Fitzgerald may be become the only one compny that gets the worst effects of 9 / 11 attacks. The company headquarters are located on 101-105 floors on one of the WTC Towers lost 658 people from totally 960 employees, or two-thirds of total employees.

WTC steel ruins sale
Based on the "9 / 11 Research" site, largest steels has been sent to China and India. Chinese firm Baosteel purchased 50,000 tons at a price of $ 120 per ton. The remaining steel is used as a monument materia distributed in 50 countries.

One engine plane survived from the crash
To investigate the attack, the volunteered engineers to investigate the structure of the WTC buildings. According to the Federal Disaster Management Agency (FEMA), one engine plane crashed into the Twin Towers surprising not damage from the blast, blow, and the collapse of the towers.

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