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Harrowing footage shows man recording in building opposite World Trade Centre on 9/11

Aisha Nozari

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Harrowing footage shows man recording in building opposite World Trade Centre on 9/11

Harrowing footage captured on 11 September 2001 shows smoke billowing from the World Trade Centre as a man living opposite the towers explains he’s being evacuated from his home. 

In a recently resurfaced clip shared on TikTok, a man can be seen talking to the camera moments before leaving his building for good.

He says: “I hope this is catching me. I’m here, apparently a second aeroplane hit the trade centre. They are evacuating our building. The police has asked all of us to get out of these tall buildings. So this is my last recording here at River Terrace.”

The clip’s most haunting moment comes just before the camera cuts, when the man pans to the World Trade Centre, where smoke can be seen pouring from the tower.

Taking to the comment section beneath the clip, viewers expressed their shock and sadness, with some social media users revealing the post had left them in tears.

One person wrote: “I can't stop crying. It has hit me completely, this should always be remembered.”

Another said: “Makes my heart hurt,” while a third penned: “This is horrible.” Other comments included 'so sad', and 'the world changed forever that day'.

Earlier this year, never-before-seen footage of 9/11 appeared online. The clip showed the second plane hitting the World Trade Center and provided a horrifying angle of the devastating attack.

Uploaded on YouTube on 24 February by user Kevin Westley, the nine-minute clip shows the moment the second hijacked plane – United Airlines flight 175 – struck the World Trade Center's South Tower, seventeen minutes after the North Tower was hit by American Airlines flight 11.

A total of 2,977 people lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Credit: Universal Images Group North America LLC / Alamy Stock
A total of 2,977 people lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. Credit: Universal Images Group North America LLC / Alamy Stock

In the video, gasps can be heard as the second plane appears as if out of nowhere, and as it collides with the tower people start screaming. One person can be heard saying: “Did you see that? He did it on purpose!"

It has been more than 20 years since one of the world's deadliest terrorist attacks took place in New York City.

The first plane struck the skyscraper shortly before 9.00am on 11 September 2001, followed by the second little more than 15 minutes later.

The events of 9/11 were caused by militants associated with the extremist group Al-Qaeda, who hijacked four planes and used them to carry out suicide attacks. 

A total of 2,977 people lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks, which targeted not only the World Trade Center, but also the Pentagon in Washington.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/worldtradememories

Topics: TikTok, World News, US News

Aisha Nozari
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