The story of 9/11 as told by New Yorkers
North America;United States of America

This September marks 20 years since the fateful events of 9/11. CGTN spoke with people who were in New York with the attacks happened.

2,977 people from 115 countries were killed in the attacks with hundreds more dying in the years since, from illnesses caused by toxic asbestos in the buildings. 

It took an estimated 3.1 million hours to clean up the 1.8 million tons of debris. 

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