In Photos: 1993 World Trade Center Bombing 25 Years Later

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, an explosion that killed a half-dozen people and injured hundreds more. Take a look back at an attack that rocked Lower Manhattan and shattered New Yorkers' sense of security.

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A truck bomb exploded in a parking garage beneath the North Tower at 12:18 p.m. on Feb. 26, 1993.
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Thick black smoke poured into the street. Witnesses said it was so thick, they couldn't see.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"People screaming down the steps and everything. It was pretty bad," one witness said.
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More than 1,000 people were injured in the blast and aftermath.
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Victims were wheeled through the streets on stretchers.
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About 100,000 people were working in the towers at the time of the blast.
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Lead WNBC news anchor Chuck Scarborough reported on the blast.
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At the time it was reported that seven people were killed and more than 500 injured. When all was said and done, authorities said six people were killed and more than 1,000 injured.
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The blast sent shock waves through Lower Manhattan.
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The sheer power of the explosion caused the ceiling of the PATH train terminal to collapse.
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Debris filled the PATH station after the blast.
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Thousands of workers were trapped in the 110-story towers. Smoke rising from the parking garage rose all the way to the 93rd floor.
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In a scene eerily similar to the attack in September 2001, workers pleaded for help at smashed windows.
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In the hours after the blast, there was confusion about its cause. Some thought it was a transformer explosion or an electrical malfunction, but emergency workers who went into the subterranean parking garage and witnessed the damage said it was something much more powerful. It was later determined to be a truck packed with more than 1,300 pounds of explosives.
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Workers covered in ash were wrapped in blankets on the streets.
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Hundreds of people had to be rescued.
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Some workers had to be carried away.
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There was confusion on the streets, but witnesses said New Yorkers kept their composure.
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The six people who were killed included five Port Authority workers and a businessman in the parking garage.
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The blast cut the main power line to the towers. Electricity was eventually restored later that night.
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People were still being rescued from the buildings hours after the blast.
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Twisted metal remains of what used to be a garage door gave testament to the raw power of the blast.
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It would take months for the area to return to normal.
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