On September 12, when the US commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, over 1,000 dead remained unidentified.
The 2,977 victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks were remembered at a service conducted on Monday at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in Lower Manhattan, New York, according to the Xinhua news agency.
Days before the anniversary, the identities of two victims from the worst terrorist assault on US soil were made public: a man and a woman, whose names were suppressed at the request of their families.
According to a statement from the mayor’s office, the two fresh identifications marked the 1,648th and 1,649th individuals identified since 2001 utilising cutting-edge testing by fresh York City’s DNA Laboratory.
Since September 2021, they represented the first updated victim identifications from the World Trade Centre.
However, it said that 1,104 victims, or 40% of those who perished, were still unidentified.
Nearly as many first responders from 9/11 have passed away from health issues connected to Ground Zero as there were first responders who perished in the attacks.
“We lost 343 New York City firefighters that dreadful day when the buildings collapsed… The hazardous dust at Ground Zero caused over 341 more FDNY firefighters to pass away in the years that followed from uncommon cancers and other illnesses, according to a Facebook post from the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York on Monday.