72 more fragments of human remains have been found in the rubble or the World Trade Center after almost 9 years.  The fragments consist mainly of tiny pieces of bone were found during the process of sifting of tonnes of earth and debris recovered from Ground Zero.

Two truckloads of debris had not yet been forensically examined.  The fragments were large enough that they could be easily identified.  The new debris, the last taken from the rubble of the towers that had yet to be combed, was uncovered as construction work made new parts of the site accessible.

The New York medical examiner’s office said that DNA testing would be carried out.  They added that they hoped it would provide positive identification for the families of the victims.

At this time about 1,00 of the nearly 3,00 people who perished in the 9/11 attacks have yet to be formally identified.

The city began a renewed search for human remains in 2006. More than 1,800 remains have been found at this time.