Miracle Man Survived 9/11 And The Hoboken Train Crash
Most people would call Tahir Qureshi unlucky.
But Qureshi — who was injured and nearly killed by falling debris in both 9/11 and Thursday’s Hoboken train crash — believes otherwise.
“I feel blessed — I’m very lucky to be alive,” Qureshi, a 42-year-old father of three from New Milford, NJ, told The Post on Thursday.
Qureshi was literally walking through the front door of the World Trade Center when a plane struck the 98th floor of his offices at Marsh & McLennan.
That time, he escaped with smoke inhalation and bruises, he said.
Marsh & McLennan lost nearly 300 people.
Qureshi was again on his way to work, at the company’s new headquarters in Hoboken, and was standing in the front of his train when disaster struck Thursday.
“The whole roof collapsed, and pinned us,” he told The Post.
“It happened now twice to be in a situation. It’s just one of those blessings that I’m OK.”
As with 9/11, his family members watched the news in horror, unable to reach him for hours.
“She’s terrified right now,” Qureshi’s brother, Shadid, 49, said earlier Thursday of their mother, while waiting to hear from Qureshi, who survived with nothing worse than a bruised knee.
“It’s a miracle,” said his wife, Fatima, 38. “A miracle, twice happened.”
New York Post