Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tales of the jumpers

What's the least talked about part of 9-11?
The people who jumped/fell to the deaths before the towers fell.
This Daily Mail story focuses on them, with two closing paragraphs that ought to be higher up in the story.
It seems a harsh fate for those agonised mortals who faced the naked terror of that ten-second plunge to certain death. For the jumpers saved lives even as they were losing theirs.
In testimony after testimony, survivors of the South Tower say they only realised they had to ignore the official safety all-clear and get out fast when they saw those terrible shapes tumbling past their windows.

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