Victim's Remains Identified Some 16 Years Later

  • Victim's Remains Identified Some 16 Years Later

Victim's Remains Identified Some 16 Years Later

In total, almost 3,000 people were killed in the 9/11 terror attacks, which were claimed by al Qaeda and its then leader Osama bin Laden.

Before this latest victim, the last time a new identification was made was in March 2015.

Medical examiners have identified the remains of a man who died at the World Trade Center on 9/11 - 16 years after the terror attacks took place.

The man's identity was confirmed through DNA retesting. The city says it is still working to identify the other 1,112 victims. He is the 1,641 casualty of the 2,753 killed at the lower Manhattan site that day to be recognized; 40 percent of those killed have not had their remaining parts distinguished.

He was identified using DNA testing, according to the City Medical Examiner.

During that time, DNA technology has advanced alongside the multi-million dollar effort to try and connect 21,900 found pieces of remains to the lives they represent. The remains were very hard to analyse as they were affected by extreme factors such as heat from the jet fuel, and the chemicals involved in the resulting explosion and collapse of the buildings. Conceivable stays of more than 20 casualties were recuperated.

In New York City, the Twin Towers were hit, the structures engulfed in flames before eventually collapsing, killing more than 2,600 people.