It was a global cry on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, when two hijacked passenger airliners crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan.
In less than two hours, the 110-story towers collapsed with the people in them killing over 2,000 people while two other planes crashed into the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania respectively.
Orchestrated by the terrorist group Al Qaeda, the United States and the world at large was drenched in grief and has and will never forget that eventful day that occurred 17 years ago today.
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Among the victims were nationals of almost every country in the world including Africans from Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa and many others.
There were quick expressions of shock and sympathy from nations worldwide and Face2Face Africa highlights the most prominent reactions from African countries that gained global attention.