9/11 Terror Attack: Know when what happened

 9/11 attack anniversary: 20 years ago today i.e. on September 11, 2001, there was a terrorist attack on America, the world's biggest power. The World Trade Center in New York was targeted by terrorists. In this horrific terrorist attack, 2,977 people lost their lives.


New Delhi: 9/11 attack: 20 years ago today i.e. on September 11, 2001, there was a terrorist attack on America, the world's biggest power. The World Trade Center in New York was targeted by terrorists. In this horrific terrorist attack, 2,977 people lost their lives. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack. The horrific attacks of 9/11 were called by the then US President George Bush as a dark day in American history.

Important information related to the case:

1. The terrorist organization Al Qaeda carried out an airstrike on the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001 (9/11 Terrorist Attack) through two hijacked planes. At 8.30 in the morning, within 45 minutes, the world was stunned to see the two buildings of the 110-storey World Trade Center piled up like a pack of cards.

2. Earlier (911 Attacks) between 7.59 am and 8.42 am, four commercial flights, two from Boston, one from Washington DC and one from Newark to California, were hijacked by Al Qaeda terrorists.

3. At 8.46 am, the hijacked terrorists hit American plane number 11 with the North Tower of the World Trade Center (9/11 News). At 9.03 in the morning, terrorists hijacked United Airlines Flight 175 collided with the South Tower of the World Trade Center. The whole of America was stunned by this, but for the second time it was clear from the collision of the plane that this was a pre-planned attack, not an accident.

4. That day US President George Bush was about to read a book at an elementary school in Florida, when Chief of Staff Andrew Card informed him about the collision of another plane with the World Trade Center. Terrorist attack on America. After this, at 9.42 am, the US Aircraft Authority stopped all flights in America with immediate effect.

5. Around 9.45 pm, the security personnel got the White House, the residence of the US President, and the US Parliament, the US Capitol evacuated. Al Qaeda terrorists later claimed that their target was the US Capitol in Washington DC, the US Parliament.

6. 9/11 anniversary: ​​After two planes collided on the World Trade Center, terrorists hit the third plane at the Pentagon, the headquarters of the US Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia, outside Washington DC, at around 10.03 am. Terrorists targeted the fourth plane toward Washington DC, but it crashed into a field near Shanksville in rural Pennsylvania after some of the plane's passengers and crew tried to take control.

7. Around 10.28 pm, the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed. After its fall, the sky was filled with balloons of smoke and dust. Due to this, more than ten thousand people had to face difficulty in breathing. Many of these have been suffering from respiratory diseases for a long time, while many people have become cancer patients. Seeing the dust and smoke around 11.02 a.m., the Mayor of New York ordered the evacuation of Lower Manhattan.

8. All the passengers on board all the four flights, including the crew and the terrorists who hijacked, died. A total of 2996 people lost their lives in these attacks, including 400 police officers and firefighters. People from 57 countries were also included in the death. The entire building of the World Trade Center was turned into rubble in about 2 hours. Of those killed, only 291 bodies could be identified.

9. Hundreds of New York City Fire Department personnel immediately gathered to control the fire and relief work in the World Trade Center. But while saving the lives of the people, 345 personnel died in it. Most of the deaths were due to being buried under the rubble. Around 5.20 pm, World Trade Center building number 7, which was next to the twin towers, also collapsed due to debris from the twin towers. More than 10,000 people were injured in the 9/11 attacks.

10. At 8.30 pm, President George Bush addressed the public from the White House. Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was behind this painful attack. On May 2, 2011, America took action and killed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.