StoryCast ’21: 9/11 – Inside The South Tower

Using the timeframe of the last 21 years, Sky News returns to some of this century’s biggest news stories, using the focus of extraordinary personal stories, defined by these events.

Saturday September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, in which almost 3,000 people were killed and 25,000 injured.

At around 8am, a group of Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial airplanes before flying them – packed with passengers – towards targets in New York and Washington D.C.

In the hours that followed, one of the deadliest attacks in US history played out live on TV screens around the world.

Originally from the East End of London, Janice Brooks had just moved to New York to start a new job. Her new office was on the 84th floor of the World Trade Centre’s South Tower.

Shortly after Janice got to her desk that morning, the terrible chain of events that continue to mark her life, began to unfold.

In this special extended episode of StoryCast 21 and using Sky News archive from the attack as it was being reported live, Janice tells the story of her escape from the upper floors of World Trade Centre.

Listen to episode 13 – an 37 minute podcast – here in full.

And for more on this story go to www.skynews/storycast21

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