Japan: Hiroshima marks 73rd anniversary of atomic bomb

Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hiroshima's Memorial Peace Park, Sunday, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the US dropping the atomic bomb on the city. Among the attendees were several high level politicians, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 in what became the closing days of World War II, and marked the first... Еще time a nuclear device had ever been used in war. Over 20,000 Japanese soldiers and around 140,000 civilians were killed in the Hiroshima bombing, which was conducted in concurrence with a second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, where the death toll is estimated to be around 74,000. Many died immediately while others succumbed to injuries or passed-away due to radiation-related illnesses weeks, months and years later.

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