911遇难者身份16年后被确认 9/11 Victim's Remains Identified Some 16 Years Later

2001年在纽约世贸中心911恐怖袭击中遇难的一位男子的身份将近16年后得到确认。

纽约法医办公室星期一宣布了这一消息,但是应家属要求,没有公布死者姓名。

这是2015年3月以来确认的首例911遇难者身份。

到目前为止,已经有1641名遇难者身份得到确认,这就意味着还有40%的遇难者身份不明。

纽约法医办公室说,今年早些时候,他们开始采用更新的,更敏感的DNA技术,这才完成了以前无法完成的确认工作。

为了将遇难者的遗骸送还给他们的家人,2001年以来,纽约法医办公室已经对世贸遗址发现的近2万2千个人体采样进行反复测试。

911恐怖袭击事件在纽约、华盛顿附近的五角大楼和宾夕法尼亚州的尚克维尔镇附近共造成近3千人丧生。

The remains of a man killed in the terrorist attack on New York's World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, have been identified nearly 16 years after the deadly attacks.

The city medical examiners' office announced the finding Monday but is withholding the man's name at the request of his family.

It is the first new identification made since March 2015.

Remains of 1,641 victims have been identified so far. That means 40 percent of those who died that day have yet to have any remains identified.

New, more sensitive DNA technology was deployed earlier this year and helped make the latest identification after earlier testing produced no results, the medical examiner's office said.

Nearly 22,000 human samples recovered from Ground Zero have been tested and retested since 2001 in an effort to return the remains to the families.

The 9/11 airliner attacks killed a total of nearly 3,000 people in New York, at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.