2001
WORLD NEWS

 

Thousands feared dead in day of terror

from CBC.ca archives
Tue, 11 Sep 2001

NEW YORK - Thousands of people are feared dead or injured after planes slammed into key buildings in New York and Washington, sending panicked citizens into the streets.

The attacks knocked down the two towers of the World Trade Center. By late afternoon, a third building in the complex also collapsed. The seat of military power in Washington, the Pentagon, was attacked as well.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld held a news conference at the Pentagon on Tuesday evening. Though giving few new details a grim-faced, determined looking Rumsfeld said the Pentagon building will be "in business tomorrow."

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