Belgian 9/11 victim identified

NEW YORK – About 13 years after the September 11 attacks in New York City, one Belgian victim has finally been identified.

The New York medical examiner identified the man as Patrice Braut, who was 31 years old at the time of the attacks.

Mr Braut was identified by new DNA tests conducted on human remains recovered during operations in the World Trade Center ruins in 2001 and 2002.

Only 60 per cent of the 2753 people missing and believed dead in the New York attacks have been formally identified.

Medical examiners are examining 21,906 groups of human remains found at the site of the collapsed towers in the search.

There have been no identifications of 1114 missing people and 7885 of the samples of human remains cannot be identified.

Tests continue on the remains and developments in science in recent years have helped make new identifications.

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