The World today commemorated the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack.
Fourteen of the persons who died that day were born in Trinidad and Tobago: Conrad Cottoy, 50, Rena Sam-Dinnoo, Joan Francis, Winston Grant, 59, Clara Hinds, 52, Stephen Joseph, 39, Glenroy Neblett, 42, Jerome Nedd, 39, Oscar Nesbitt, 58, Anthony Portillo, 48, Vishnoo Ramsaroop, 45, Goumatie Thackurdeen, 35, Boyie Mohammed, 50, and Paula Morales, 42.
On September 11, 2001 a series of four suicide attacks were committed in the United States, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and the capital Washington, D.C. On that Tuesday morning, 19 terrorists from the Islamist militant group al-Quaeda hijacked four passenger jets. The hijackers intentionally piloted two of the planes into the North and South Towers of the World Trade Centre complex, both of which collapsed within two hours.
Hijackers also intentionally crashed two more planes into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks, including the 246 civilians, and 19 hijackers abroad the four planes.