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Unidentified 9/11 remains to be moved to ground zero

Published on May 7, 2014 3:41 AM
 
A file picture taken on Sept 11, 2013 shows the south reflecting pool of the 9/11 Memorial decorated during a ceremony in New York. Thousands of unidentified remains from victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks in New York will be taken Saturday to ground zero, where a memorial of the attacks has been erected. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

NEW YORK (AFP) - Thousands of unidentified remains from victims of the September 11, 2011 attacks in New York will be taken Saturday to ground zero, where a memorial of the attacks has been erected.

The attacks - in which hijacked jetliners smashed into the Twin Towers, the Pentagon in Washington, and a field in Pennsylvania - killed some 2,753 at the World Trade Center, alone.

But only 1,115 of the bodies were ever identified, according to figures from the New York medical examiners office.

The unidentified remains will be moved to a specially-built repository under the National September 11 Memorial Museum "on Saturday morning," said Susan Dahill, communication director for the "Voices of September 11th," a group that works with some 800 families of victims of the attacks.

 
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