9/11 victim identified almost 18 years after World Trade Center attack; more than 1,100 have yet to be identified

Remains of more than 1,100 of the people killed in the World Trade Center in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, roughly 40 percent, have not yet been identified, reports Aliza Chasan of WPIX 11.

Today, the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner announced that a woman has been identified via DNA testing. She is the 1,644th person identified of the 2,749 people killed in New York in the terrorist attacks. [Please note that this article uses the incorrect number of victims, saying 2,753.]

At the family’s request, the woman’s name is being withheld.

Another victim of the attacks was identified in June, 2019. The last ID before that was in July, 2018.

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Richard Driscoll is 200th FDNY hero to die of 9/11-related illness

FDNY Firefighter Richard Driscoll has died of World Trade Center illness, the 200th firefighter to die because of the attack’s aftermath.

FF Driscoll retired from East Harlem’s Engine 91 in 2002, after a long career that included months at the World Trade Center site, report Stephanie Pagones and Aaron Feis for the NY Post. He was also a Vietnam veteran.

FF Driscoll is the second firefighter and the third recovery worker to die in the two days that the Senate has been playing political games with the legislation that would re-establish the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

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Manchester Arena attack: Bomber’s brother faces murder charges

The younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber, Hashem Abedi, 22, has been extradited from Libya to the UK and is due to appear in UK court today connection with the bombing, which killed 22 and injured 112, reports the BBC.

Police are expected to charge him with 22 counts of murder; attempted murder charges for others there and conspiracy to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

Families of the victims and survivors of the bombings were informed by police.

Inquests have been delayed due to Abedi not being extradited. Full hearings are not expected in the case until spring 2020.

Liam Allen-Curry, John Atkinson, Courtney Boyle, Kelly Brewster, Georgina Callender, Olivia Campbell-Hardy, Wendy Fawell, Martyn Hett, Alison Howe, Megan Hurley, Nell Jones, Michelle Kiss, Angelika Klis, Marcin Klis, Sorrell Leczkowski, Lisa Lees, Eilidh MacLeod, Elaine McIver,  Saffie Roussos, Chloe Rutherford, Philip Tron, and Jane Tweddle were killed in the attack.

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