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When was 9/11 and how many people died following the Twin Towers attack?

Today marks 18 years since the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.

Anyone old enough to remember anything from that time can probably remember where they were when the Twin Towers fell and the world as they knew it changed.

The towers collapsed after an attack on the original World Trade Center, which saw two hijacked aeroplanes fly into the buildings.

When was 9/11?

The Twin Towers collapsed on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, after a 767 jet flew into each of them within 20 minutes of each other.

The first plane hit the North Tower at 8:46am, and the South Tower was hit at 9:03am.

Two hours later, both of the towers had fallen.

All 157 people on board the planes were killed, along with 2,606 people who were in and around the towers.

A total of 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers and 55 military personnel were killed in the attacks.

A third plane crashed into the Pentagon at 9:37am, and this crash killed 125 people.

A fourth plane was hijacked that day, and it’s believed that its intended target was either the White House or the Capitol Building.

It crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers fought back against the hijackers, who were associated with Al-Qaeda.

All 44 people on the plane, including the 40 passengers and four hijackers, died.

September 11 – more commonly known as 9/11 – marks the deadliest terror attack in history, and the deadliest foreign attack on American soil since Pearl Harbour in 1941.

Out of everyone in the Twin Towers when they collapsed, just 20 got out alive.

Even 10 years after the 9/11 attack, the remains of just 1,629 victims who died at the World Trade Center had been identified.

The cleanup at the site of the World Trade Center after the towers collapsed, now known as Ground Zero, lasted eight months.

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