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Officials announce new identification of 9/11 victim remains

AP  |  New York 

Authorities have identified the remains of another 9/11 victim found at the World Trade Center.

The New York City medical examiners' office on Thursday said the woman is the 1,644th person to be identified nearly 18 years after hijackers crashed airplanes into the trade centre's twin towers in 2001.

The victim's name, which is being withheld, was confirmed through DNA testing of remains recovered in 2002.

It's the second new identification of a World Trade Center victim in 2019. The medical examiner says about 40 per cent of the 2,753 people reported missing remain unidentified.

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First Published: Fri, July 19 2019. 05:35 IST