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Friday, 14 September, 2001, 17:41 GMT 18:41 UK
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Hundreds of you have sent in eyewitness accounts of the horror in New York. Many more have e-mailed us with comments about the attacks. Read the selection below and click through to the stories for more details.


My son lives at 5 minutes from the WTC and we have not heard anything yet. We are making any attempt possible to get information. His name is Peter Verweij, he's 21, short dark hair, slim posture. We have seen all the horrible images on TV, everybody is in shock. Please help me.
Anneke van den Berg, Tilburg, The Netherlands

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    I went to the lifts and they were not working, my heart started to race as I found the fire escape, it was filled with smoke and panicked people still trying to get out.
    Richard Prescott Stearns, NY

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    We got out and just ran like there was no tomorrow. When we stopped to look back, there was a huge gaping hole, smoking, in the side of the first tower.
    Mac Delaney, NY

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    I actually saw the plane deliberately crash right into the 1st tower. We saw the explosion. We stood there looking out of the window in shock.
    Paula , NJ, USA

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    I am very worried about reports of scapegoating and attacks on Muslim and Arab Americans. Sixty years ago, out of fear and anger, my family and other Americans and Canadians of Japanese decent were removed from their homes and sent to camps. I urge the people of the US, Canada, UK and other countries, please do not make your fellow citizens the target of your anger.
    A third generation Japanese Canadian, Canada

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