Fire And Smoke

A powerful bomb explodes underneath the World Trade Center

IT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN HERE. NOT IN America. Not in New York City. But it did. On Friday, just past noon, what is believed to be a car bomb exploded in an underground garage beneath Manhattan's 110-story World Trade Center. The blast and the resulting smoke and fire killed at least five people and injured 1,042. It forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate the buildings. It snarled traffic, stopped train service and knocked TV stations (many had antennas on the roof) off the air. The blast created a 200-ft. by 100-ft. crater. It also forged heroes. A woman...

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