Search for 9-11 Remains to Continue Indefinitely

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City official says the search for human remains at the World Trade Center site will go on "for the foreseeable future."

They had planned to end the search this fall.

Hundreds of human bones have been found since last October, when a second search was launched for the remains of 9-11 victims that were missed in the cleanup immediately after the 2001 attacks.

More remains continue to be recovered daily, and a deputy mayor says it won't be possible to end the search this fall.

Nearly 2,800 people were killed when two hijacked jetliners were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

The remains of more than 1,100 victims have yet to be positively identified.

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