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Manhattan attack: A mangled school bus, bodies everywhere; 'it was surreal'

At least eight people lost their lives in what was the deadliest terrorist attack to strike New York City since Sept. 11, and about a dozen more were injured

Jose A Delreal & Corey Kilgannon | NYT 

The screams seemed too vivid from the start, too visceral to belong to crowds celebrating a crisp and sunny Halloween in Lower Manhattan. The tragedy had unfolded in just minutes, and for hours and hours it remained too senseless to believe. Sirens and police tape surrounded the white pickup truck that a 29-year-old assailant transformed into an instrument of terror when he began hitting cyclists and joggers along the West Side Highway bike path. A mangled school bus sat next to it. Bodies lay strewn along the way. For those who encountered the scene on Tuesday, the aftermath ...

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First Published: Wed, November 01 2017. 08:37 IST