Sept. 11 Survivor Asks, 'Why Him And Not Me?'

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Sekou Siby, who worked at Windows of the World atop the World Trade Center, recounts his memories of Sept. 11, 2001. Siby wasn't working at the time of the terrorist attacks because a friend requested his shift.


SEKOU SIBY: My name is Sekou Siby. I worked at Windows on the World which is - was on the top of tower one, the north tower, on the 106th floor. I didn't work on 9/11/2001 because a friend of mine worked that day, and he had requested my shift. I did call his cell phone but no answer. I did call also the two lines in the kitchen but no one picked up the calls.

And when I saw the building collapsing the phone that was ringing before stopped ringing. And it went silent. No longer any dial tone. It was a lot of questions that I didn't have answered for. Why him and not me?

RAZ: Sekou Siby. He lives in the Bronx.


RAZ: And for Sunday, September 11th, that's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz. Thanks for listening.

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