New York city mayor Rudy Giuliani Wednesday said best estimates ...
New York city mayor Rudy Giuliani Wednesday said best estimates suggested that "a few thousand people" had not managed to escape from the World Trade Center when its twin towers were struck by two hijacked aircraft in a terrorist attack Tuesday.
"The numbers we are working on are in the thousands," Giuliani told a news conference. "The best estimate that we can make...is that there'll be a few thousand people left in each building." Giuliani said it would take two to three weeks to clear the debris from the wrecked Center, whose twin towers collapsed shortly after being struck by the aircraft. "We took 120 dump trucks out of the city last night, and that will give you some idea of the amount of debris," he said, quoted by AFP