26 Aug '11, 7am

Scientists still struggle to identify 9/11 remains

Scientists still struggle to identify 9/11 remains

In a laboratory in the centre of Manhattan scientists continue to struggle to put names to the remains of victims from the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, some 40 percent of which are still unidentified. -- PHOTO: AP NEW YORK (AFP) - In a laboratory in the centre of Manhattan scientists continue to struggle to put names to the remains of victims from the Sept 11, 2001 attacks, some 40 percent of which are still unidentified. 'It's not a legal obligation because everybody has a death certificate. It's an ethical-moral decision,' said Mechthild Prinz in the department of forensic biology at the city's Chief Medical Examiner office. The names of the people who died in the explosions, fires and collapse in the Twin Towers on 9/11 are known, but the violence was so extreme that even a decade later it takes painstaking forensic work to match those identities to the human fragments found ...

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