New York pays tribute to new 9/11 victims, 12 years on
NEW YORK, United States (AFP) - New York City paid tribute on Friday to five police officers who died as a result of illness contracted while responding to the 9/11 attacks 12 years ago.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and police chief Ray Kelly presided over the unveiling of a police memorial wall to which the names of the deceased officers were added.
The monument in Battery Park in southern Manhattan is close to the World Trade Center, which collapsed and where 2,753 people were killed in the attacks.
The five officers aged between 40 and 58 died between July 2011 and July 2012, according to local authorities.