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300 Firefighters Sent to WTC in New York Are Missing

HeadlineSep 12, 2001

More than 300 firefighters in New York sent to the scene of the World Trade Center disaster are missing, this according to the head of the New York City Fire Department. The firefighters were among the rescuers who were in the process of evacuating people trapped inside the Twin Towers when the buildings collapsed after being hit by two hijacked airliners. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said the city’s fire department also lost its first deputy commissioner, William Feehan, the chief of the department, as well as the chief in charge of the special operations command, Raymond Downey, as well as Father Mychal Judge, a chaplain. And President Bush said yesterday, he would “make no distinction between terrorists and their hosts” in the hunt for those responsible for killing thousands in the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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