APTN coverage from WTC area
Dateline: New York- 11 Sep 2001
Date: 09/11/2001 04:00 AM
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1. Pan from police and people on ground looking up at twin tower
2. Tilt up Trade Centre burning
3. Damaged fire engine
4. Various of people on the ground running away from scene through smoke and dust
5. Second tower burning - smoke pouring out
6. Various of people walking away having been evacuated from the scene
7. Wide shot of burning building from inside vehicle approaching scene - AUDIO of radio broadcast in background asking emergency services to report to duty
8. Various of building on fire
In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists crashed two planes into the World Trade Center and the twin 110-story towers collapsed on Tuesday morning.
Explosions also rocked the Pentagon and the State Department and spread fear across the nation.
The fate of those in the skyscrapers was not immediately known.
Authorities had been trying to evacuate the 50 thousand people who work in the twin towers, but many were thought to be trapped.
Authorities have also been working to evacuate people on the ground in downtown Manhattan.