Officials resume search for 9/11 victims in debris

Apr 03, 2013, 04:01 IST | Agencies

The New York City medical examiner's office said it has started sifting construction debris from the World Trade Center site in an effort to find any human remains from the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The work began Monday. It’s expected to continue for about 10 weeks on Staten Island. Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said in a memo on Friday that DNA testing will continue until every possible identification can be made.

100 floors above the ground: People photograph the view as officials give a preview to the media of the One World Observatory site, the planned public observation deck under construction on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center. Pic/AFP

City officials say about 60 truckloads of construction debris have been collected around the lower Manhattan site over the past 2.5 years.

Some 2,750 people died at the World Trade Center in the 2001 attacks. So far, 1,634 people have been identified. 

1,634  The number of victims in the 9/11 tragedy who have been identified
2,750  The approximate number of people who died 

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