U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power compared the raw scale of the Malaysian airliner that crashed Thursday for the Netherlands to that of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in the United States.
The flight that crashed in Ukraine near the Russian border Thursday claimed nearly 300 passengers and crew; a large number of the passengers were Dutch.
This was first noted by Twitter user @squarelyrooted Friday morning:
The website Vox then noted it as well, writing, “Many more Americans were killed in the 9/11 attacks — 2,624 in total — but because the US population is so much larger (it was roughly 285 million in 2001), the death toll represented .0009 percent of the overall population.”
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