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How many people died and were injured in the 9/11 attacks?

Twenty years have passed since the September 11th attacks, often referred to as 9/11. Thousands of people were killed and injured in these attacks.

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How many people died and were injured in the 9/11 attacks?
ANGELA WEISS AFP

We are approaching the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which took the lives of thousands of innocent people and emergency officials. Many of these victims still suffer daily from the trauma experienced in the attacks, the sense of survivors guilt, and the injuries they sustained.

How many people died in the attacks?

2,997 people were killed in the September 11th attacks on the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and in the United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed into a Pennsylvania field. 19 hijackers committed murder-suicide in the four attacks.

How many firefighters died in the attacks?

Following the attacks, emergency officials rushed to rescue people trapped in the towers. 412 emergency workers and 343 firefighters ended up getting killed in the 9/11 attacks.

Over 6000 people were injured on September 11, 2001 in the attacks. Some survived thanks to the bravery shown by the firefighters that rescued them and others were able to escape the towers before they collapsed.

The names of all of the people who died on September 11th can be seen in a memorial located where the World Trade center complex once stood in New York City. The Pentagon and the Twin Towers were symbols of the United States, globalization, and power, and that is likely why they were chosen as the target of the attacks by the extremist terrorist group, Al-Qaeda.

20 years after the attacks, victims are still being identified. Two victims have recently been identified, one of whom was Dorothy Morgan, of Hempstead, New York. The other victim has not been publicly named per request by his family.

Dr. Barbara A. Sampson, the chief medical examiner, made a statement saying, “Twenty years ago, we made a promise to the families of World Trade Center victims to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to identify their loved ones, and with these two new identifications, we continue to fulfill that sacred obligation.”

The New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says that more identifications can be expected thanks to new DNA technology.