U.S. in great panic
Date: 12/09/2001 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (English) | Read original version at source
Pyongyang, September 12 (KCNA) -- There were unprecedented attacks on the united states on Sept. 11, throwing the whole country into panic, according to CNN, VOA and other foreign reports.
At around 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning two hijacked aircraft slammed into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York, making large holes in the higher and middle sections of the buildings and engulfing the buildings in flames and dark smoke.
At about the same time, an airplane crashed at the Pentagon and the state department reportedly caught a fire, hit by a car bomb and other institutions in Washington came under attack.
Meanwhile, one plane crashed in a rural area of the state of Pennsylvania.
Employees of such major buildings as the white house and the capitol hill were all evacuated and the entry into them and exit are restricted.
Large buildings in Chicago and all other parts of the country are blocked off, the New York financial market is closed and transportation is suspended in airports.
In Washington, entry into the city and exit of the citizens and vehicles are put under control, lectures suspended at universities and students of primary, middle and high schools are being evacuated to safe places.
"Today we have a national tragedy," said Bush. He convened an emergency national security meeting and instructed relevant institutions to probe the truth behind the case and recover from the damage.
The U.S. troops in its mainland and in different parts of the world were put on emergency alert.