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9/11 firefighter who found brother in rubble dies

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Over 200 firefighters have died from illnesses related to the attack A firefighter who helped find victims of the 11 September 2001 attack on New York City, including his own brother, has died of cancer, aged 46.Daniel Foley’s pancreatic cancer was related to the months he spent assisting with…

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Over 200 firefighters have died from illnesses related to the attack

A firefighter who helped find victims of the 11 September 2001 attack on New York City, including his own brother, has died of cancer, aged 46.Daniel Foley’s pancreatic cancer was related to the months he spent assisting with recovery efforts at Ground Zero. He had “miraculously” been the one to find the body of his elder brother – also a firefighter – in the rubble.So far, 221 firefighters have died from illnesses related to the attack.Mr Foley passed away on 22 February. The Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) mourned the loss, tweeting: “This is becoming a living nightmare for all of us.”Mr Foley joined the city’s fire department in 1998. His brother Thomas was among the first responders to the 2001 terrorist attack that devastated the city.

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