Iden­ti­fied 18 years on

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

AU­THOR­I­TIES have newly iden­ti­fied the re­mains of a 9/11 vic­tim found at the World Trade Cen­ter.

The New York City med­i­cal ex­am­in­ers’ of­fice said on Mon­day the man is the 1643rd per­son to be iden­ti­fied nearly 18 years af­ter hi­jack­ers crashed planes into the trade cen­tre’s twin tow­ers in 2001.

The vic­tim’s name, which is be­ing with­held, was con­firmed through DNA test­ing of re­mains re­cov­ered in 2013.

The med­i­cal ex­am­iner says about 40 per cent of the 2753 peo­ple re­ported miss­ing are still uniden­ti­fied.

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