A total of 2,976 people perished in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, excluding the 19 hijackers. Total insured losses (including liability losses) from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon are about $42.7 billion (in 2013 dollars), including property, life and liability insurance claim costs. Loss estimates may differ from estimates calculated by other organizations. It is the worst terrorist attack on record in terms of fatalities and insured property losses, which totaled about $24.7 billion (in 2013 dollars). The April 15, 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three people and injured 264, marked the first successful terrorist attack on U.S. soil since the September 11 tragedy. As of August 2013 insurers had paid out $1.18 million in losses related to the incident, according to an analysis by the Massachusetts Division of Insurance based on the claims paid by the state’s top 25 insurers and the Massachusetts FAIR Plan, the state’s insurer of last resort.
THE TWENTY MOST COSTLY TERRORIST ACTS BY INSURED PROPERTY LOSSES
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