22 years since 9/11: A shocking discovery has been made

Written by Henrik Rothen

Sep.11 - 2023 8:27 AM CET

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A shocking discovery has been made.

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Two victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center in New York have been identified after 22 years, according to American authorities.

The identification was made possible by advancements in DNA technology.

The victims, a man and a woman, were among the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives when two hijacked planes crashed into the Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan.

The authorities have chosen not to disclose the identities of the two victims out of respect for their families.

The effort to identify the victims of the 9/11 attacks has been ongoing for the past 22 years. The last successful identification was made in 2021, and before that in 2019. Currently, there are still remains of over 1,000 victims that have yet to be identified.

These remains are stored at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, located where the Twin Towers once stood.

The challenges in identifying the victims are primarily due to the small size of the bone fragments and the limitations of earlier DNA technology.

However, advancements in DNA technology have made it possible to work with and identify such small bone fragments. Over the past 22 years, remains of 1,649 individuals have been identified from the rubble.

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