Belton: World Trade Center attack survivor shares story

Stanley Priamnath. (Photo by Alex Cano)
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BELTON, Texas (KWTX) A survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center towers shared his story with University of Mary Hardin-Baylor students Wednesday.

Stanley Priamnath worked on the 81st floor of the South Tower and was an assistant vice president for Fuji Bank LTD. at the time.

He is one of the four people who survived from the impact zone.

Priamnath says he was on the phone when he saw a plane, later identified as United Airlines Flight 175, coming toward the building.

“All I remember was I screamed, dove under the desk and said ‘Lord I can’t do this you take over.’ The plane crashed into the building and all hell broke loose. At the other end of the floor, I was rescued by a gentleman who had a flashlight. As we are running out the building was crumbling and we got separated. I even lost even my memory,” Priamnath said.

Stanley is now an associate pastor who shares his experience about survival and faith all around the world.