US crisis: Sun reports on south tower evacuation

200 staff escaped from 27th floor...

200 staff escaped from 27th floor...

Sun Microsystems, which had offices on floors 26 and 27 of the south tower of the World Trade Center has reported that all its employees are believed to have escaped yesterday's tragedy. Of the 300 employees who were based in the tower, 200 were already in work when the second plane struck its upper floors, according to Sun spokesman Harold Gessner. Tim Brooks, Sun's UK spokesman, said that everyone below the 35th floor of the building had been safely evacuated before the damage caused by the plane caused it to disintegrate. A statement from the company's west coast office spoke of the company's efforts to track down all employees shortly after the disaster occurred. He added: "Currently, Sun is not closing its facilities. However, Security is monitoring conditions and will make decisions as appropriate. Sun will maintain its mission critical support services, which are now more important than ever."