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September 11 inquiry highlights 100 minutes of courage and chaos

The official September 11 attacks commission held an emotional hearing into the 100 minutes of confusion, courage and chaos that dominated rescue efforts at the World Trade Center. “The details we will be presenting may be painful for you to see and hear,” commission staffers said in an official report that was read out at the beginning of the two-day session. The report reviewed numerous factors that hampered the emergency response, including poor communications equipment, a lack of operational coordination, contradictory evacuation signals and rivalry between the New York police and fire departments. More than 200 relatives of some of the 2,749 people who died in the attack on the twin towers attended the session, and some wept openly as large video screens replayed images of the two hijacked planes striking the towers and the buildings’ eventual collapse. Full Story

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