A MAP has revealed the heartbreaking impact events across the water had on the North East and the wider UK, on this day 20 years ago.

Showing where each victim of the 9/11 attacks lived, or were from, the map remembers who that person was and what they did.

2,977 lives were lost as a result of the attacks, with 2,753 lost when the World Trade Centre in Lower Manhattan, New York collapsed.

1.46pm in the UK marks the exact moment the first plane hit North Tower at 8.46am Eastern Daylight Time on that fateful day as the world started to change forever.

And the North East was no exception as the heartbreaking impact was felt here when 35-year-old Gavin McMahon tragically died in the attacks. 

Read more: North-East man killed in World Trade Centre attack

Mr McMahon, originally from Chester-le-Street, was working as an insurance executive on the 99th floor of the South Tower when it was hit by the second plane.

Mr McMahon had worked with major insurance company AON in London before being transferred to New York, had met father Terry, just hours before the attack.

He had attended St Cuthbert's RC junior school in Chester-le-Street before carrying on his studies at St Leonard's RC Comprehensive in Durham City.

Shortly after his death, father Terry said: "We are enormously proud of what Gavin had achieved, he had everything to live for. We were absolutely devastated by his death.

"Nothing could have prepared us for the horror or the shock of what happened, our lives will never be the same again."

Mr McMahon is remembered in this map, which you can use to see and remember the victims from right across the UK.

To view more coverage for the 20th anniversary of that fateful day, see below

Read more: 9/11 attack: Remember the 67 UK victims 20 years on

Read more: 9/11 attack: 10 facts you probably did not know about September 11, 2001

Read more: 9/11: Watch the 2 minute video which shows why people will 'never forget'


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