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12:00 AM, August 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:40 AM, August 10, 2020

Nagasaki marks 75 yrs since atomic bombing

The Japanese city of Nagasaki yesterday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race. The US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing around 140,000 people. Three days later at 11:02 am (0202 GMT), the US dropped a plutonium bomb on the port city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people. Japan announced its surrender in World War II on August 15, 1945.

 

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