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US News200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks

17:45  19 july  2019
17:45  19 july  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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11 , 2011, terrorist attacks , the FDNY said Thursday. The FDNY announced that Driscoll, a Vietnam War veteran who served in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shared photos of Driscoll and Kevin Nolan, another FDNY firefighter who died of similar illness this week, and called for the Senate to

The death of retired firefighter Richard Driscoll represents the 200 th FDNY member to succumb to 9 / 11 - related illness . He became the 200 th member of the FDNY to succumb to a 9 / 11 - related illness . “It is almost incomprehensible that after losing 343 members on September 11, we have now

200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks © Other Firefighter Richard Driscoll has died. Pic: FDNY

A firefighter who worked at the World Trade Center after 9/11 has died from an illness related to the attack, the 200th victim from the force.

Richard Driscoll "bravely responded to the attacks… [and] worked tirelessly in the rescue and recovery efforts that followed", his former colleagues at the New York Fire Department said.

Mr Driscoll served in the department for 32 years, and was cited for bravery five times during his career, according to the NYFD.

Commissioner Daniel Nigro said: "It is almost incomprehensible that after losing 343 members on September 11, we have now had 200 more FDNY members die due to World Trade Center illness.

"These heroes gave their lives bravely fighting to rescue and recover others. We will never forget them."

200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks © Getty Almost 3,000 people were killed in the 2001 attack

Exposure to Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 2001 atrocity has led to a number of conditions and health problems.

The World Trade Centre health programme cites among others a number of cancers, respiratory and digesting disorders such as asthma as well as problems in the thyroid gland and bladder.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio paid his respects to firefighters Mr Driscoll and Kevin Nolan, the 199th firefighter to die.

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Add September 11 th as an interest to stay up to date on the latest September 11 th news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Rest in peace, firefighters Richard Driscoll and Kevin Nolan. 200 members of the FDNY have now succumbed to WTC- related illness .

11 attacks never run out of money, the FDNY lost its 199th and 200 th members due to illnesses related to the attacks . Retired firefighter Kevin Nolan was the 199th FDNY member to die from 9 / 11 - related illnesses . He died on Tuesday. Nolan retired in 2007 from Engine 79.

Mr de Blasio said: "They didn't hesitate to run into danger. They stayed until the work was done."

It comes as the Senate prepares to vote on a bill to ensure a victims' compensation fund related to the September 11 attacks never runs out of money. The $7.4bn (£6bn) fund is rapidly being depleted.

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200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks
200th firefighter dies from illness related to 9/11 attacks

Republicans Mike Lee and Rand Paul had been blocking a vote but have now reached an agreement with the Democrats.

Mr Paul has been concerned about its effect on the deficit and Mr Lee wanted to ensure the fund has proper oversight in place to prevent fraud and abuse.

A spokeswoman for Mr Paul said he is "not blocking anything. He is simply seeking to pay for ... this legislation."

Mr Lee said he is not blocking benefits for 9/11 first responders, but merely trying to ensure that "the program created in their honour in fact benefits them."

A total of 2,966 people died in the worst terror attack on US soil when planes were flown into New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in an atrocity planned by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

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