'People jumped, hand in hand'
Published 11/09/2011 | 05:00
More than a third of those who died in 9/11 had connections with Ireland
'I just felt this shiver through my whole body and I said to my co-worker, 'He's gone.' I just knew he was gone," says Catherine Coughlan, emotionally describing the moment the South Tower of the World Trade Centre collapsed and she knew her husband Martin was dead.
Martin Coughlan, a carpenter from Cappawhite, Tipperary, was refurbishing offices in the South Tower when the first plane hit the North Tower. He left a message on his home phone telling his wife Catherine that he was leaving the building and would see them later that day. Martin's last message was recorded after the second jet hit, trapping Martin in the floors above.