Giuliani under fire

Relatives of firefighters killed at the World Trade Centre reproached Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani in a video, claiming the former New York mayor was woefully unprepared for September 11.

The parents and siblings of some of the 343 firefighters killed released the video with the International Association of Firefighters, which opposes Giuliani's candidacy.

They charged that Giuliani pushed for a faster cleanup of ground zero at the expense of finding remains, put an emergency centre in a building that collapsed on September 11 and failed to provide working radios for firefighters, making it impossible for them to learn the towers were on the verge of collapse.

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