On August 6, 1945, the United States detonated atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing a combined 129,000 people and bringing WWII to an end.
During World War II (1939-45), an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city killing an enormous number of people, and thousands more died later of radiation exposure. Three days later, a second B-29 dropped another A-bomb on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan’s Emperor Hirohito announced his country’s unconditional surrender in World War II in a radio address on August 15, citing the devastating power of “a new and most cruel bomb.”
The devastating after-effects of the war have been threatening for everyone living in Japan as well as in other parts of the world. Pictures are shown below.
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Image courtesy: Associated Press
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