Sudarsan Pattnaik pays tribute to 9/11 victims at Puri sea beach

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Puri: Remembering the attack on World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001 (9/11), renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik sculpted a sand art at the Puri sea beach on Wednesday.

Pattnaik also shared a picture of his art on Twitter.

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On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George W. Bush.

The impact left a gaping, burning hole near the 80th floor of the 110-story skyscraper, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more in higher floors.

Minutes after the first incident, a second Boeing 767—United Airlines Flight 175 turned towards the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower near the 60th floor.

Soon after the third plane destroyed part of the Pentagon, the US Military headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, the fourth flight crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the passengers fought the hijackers.

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