ALMOST 3,000 people died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, in New York, 20 years ago.

Many were local workers, travelling Americans and servicemen and women, who bravely tried to help.

The effects of the shocking tragedy reverberated around the world, made more chilling in the new age era of television, where much of the unfolding scenes were broadcast live to millions of terrified viewers.

Closer to home, Yorkshire and the Humber mourned the loss of five individuals, who originated from the region.

We take a look at their stories and remember them on this most sombre of anniversaries:

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Howard Selwyn, originally from Leeds. Pic: londonremembers.comHoward Selwyn, originally from Leeds. Pic:

  • Howard Selwyn, Leeds: Howard originally lived in Leeds, before moving to Long Island with his wife, Ruth, and two children in 1981.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Caleb Arron Dack, originally from Wakefield. Pic: londonremembers.comCaleb Arron Dack, originally from Wakefield. Pic:

  • Caleb Arron Dack, Wakefield: Caleb was originally from Wakefield, but moved to Canada as a child. Caleb worked for a global eCommerce consultancy and died attending a trade show in the Windows on the World restaurant.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Nigel Bruce Thompson, originally from Sheffield. Pic: londonremembers.comNigel Bruce Thompson, originally from Sheffield. Pic:

  • Nigel Bruce Thompson, Sheffield: Nigel was a stockbroker, originally from Sheffield. He liked good clothes, cigars and strolling round Brooklyn Bridge. Nigel, tragically, was just a month away from celebrating his first anniversary with wife, Rosanna, who he married in October 2000. He also had an identical twin brother, called Neal.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Suria Clarke, originally from Sheffield. Pic: londonremembers.comSuria Clarke, originally from Sheffield. Pic:

  • Suria Clarke, Sheffield: Suria, who was originally from Sheffield, was Vice President of Media Relations at Cantor Fitzgerald and was working at their offices in the World Trade Center.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Michael and Christine Egan, originally from Hull. Pics: londonremembers.comMichael and Christine Egan, originally from Hull. Pics:

  • Michael and Christine Egan, Hull: Brother and sister, Michael and Christine, originally from Hull, perished alongside each other. The pair were in Michael’s office in the South Tower, where he worked as an insurance executive for AON Corporation, when the tragedy unfolded. Christine had visited her brother’s office while on a trip to New York to see family. The siblings had emigrated to Canada in 1969. Michael married his wife, Anna Maria, in 1981 and they had two children, Jonathan and Matthew, together. Christine lived in Winnipeg, Canada, with her partner Ellen Judd. She went back to university in mid-life, where she received an Anthropology degree, before going on to achieve a Masters and PhD in Community Health Sciences from the University of Manitoba in 1999.