A calm and beautiful morning of America was drenched with blood in the blink of an eye. The whole world trembled in the attack at 8.45 am in the morning. Anyone who saw the pictures of the attack got a shudder. This was the most fierce and barbaric attack on the most powerful country in the world, which embarrassed the entire humanity.
The 19 al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked four planes and attacked the four targets one by one and showed the world the most horrific form of terror. The first hijack aircraft crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Shortly after this, the militants also pierced the southern tower with a plane at 9.3 pm.
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Even after these two attacks, the chain of terror did not stop. At 9.47 am, the Pentagon, the headquarters of the Washington Department of Defense, was attacked by a plane. A part of the Pentagon fell. The fourth plane dropped into the Shankville fields. Around 3000 people died in this whole attack. It was one of the most horrific terrorist attacks in human history.
More than 3 thousand children were orphaned in 9/11 attack
The story after the attack is even more shocking. When the people who were killed and orphaned in the attack came to know about it, a shudder ran. According to one figure, 3 thousand 51 children lost their parents in the horrific 9/11 attack. In one stroke, so many children were orphaned. The tragedy of these families can only be gauged.
People drown in sorrow, some find drunk support
In America, the effect of this attack was prolonged. It took years to recover the people affected by the attack. During this period, some data was collected, which is enough to tell what stress, frustration and despair people were living after the attack.
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People who lost their loved ones in this attack changed their entire lives. Many people started looking for many other things to entertain their minds.
Sales of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana increased
Some US researchers researched that in the week after 9/11, the consumption of alcohol in Manhattan had increased by 25 percent. Researchers compared the week after 9/11 to the same week a year earlier and found that there was a 25 percent increase in alcohol consumption. Similarly, tobacco consumption had increased by 10 per cent and marijuana consumption had increased by 3.2 per cent.
The number of churchgoers had increased after the 9/11 attacks
Desperate and frustrated people started looking for drunken peace. People had started getting addicted to drugs to forget this tragedy.
There was also an increase in people going to church
Some people started finding solace in alcohol and some people started taking shelter of God. Research after the 9/11 attacks showed that the number of churchgoers increased by 20 per cent. People were remembering their loved ones killed in the attack. Praying for the peace of his soul. The biggest thing was forgetting this tragedy and praying to start a new life.