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New York Observes 9/11 5th Year Anniversary


New York remembered the victims of terrorists attacks on World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 at the Ground Zero site in downtown Manhattan.

Two thousand seven hundred forty nine (2749) people were killed when the twin towers collapsed. During the ceremony moment of silence was observed four times - when the hijacked planes slammed into the two towers and when the two towers collapsed. The names of the victims were read by relatives and the bells tolled. Relatives of the people who died as well as many survivors attended the event.

One of the survivors Tina Head, is a member of an organization called World Trade Center Survivors Network, spoke to VOA about the organization's goal. She was in the 96th floor of Tower One and survived.

Abdus Salam is also a survivor. He is a mechanical engineer and was on the 82nd floor of the Tower 2 when it was attacked. Mr. Salam came from Bangladesh many years ago. He described to VOA how he came down the stairs and what he witnessed.

Roquia Haider spoke from the studio to Shegoftah Nasreen Queen, who filed the report from Ground Zero, New York.

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