August 6, 2020

‘Unspeakable horror’: the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Tokyo (AFP) – Japan on Thursday marked 75 years since the world’s first atomic bomb attack, which killed around 140,000 people in Hiroshima and left many more deeply traumatised and even stigmatised.A second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, killing another 74,000 people.Here are some facts about the devastating attacks:The bombsThe first atomic bomb was dropped on the western city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945 by the US bomber Enola Gay.The bomb was nicknamed “Little Boy” but its impact was anything but small.It detonated about 600 metres from the ground, with a force equivalen…


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