Hiroshima Oct. 26, 2019
Hiroshima Peace Park
Silence, a grim silence.
A now peaceful silence shows us the remains of the first atomic attack in human history.
On Aug. 6, 1945 at 8:15 a.m. local time, the first atomic bomb named “Little Boy” explodes over Hiroshima at an altitude of about 580m.
Hiroshima had a population of 255,000 at the time.
Of those, about 78,000 died immediately after the explosion and the conflagration that followed.
A similar number of people were injured. In the days that followed, many more people died as a result of radiation sickness.
The after-effects due to ionizing radiation eventually raised the death toll to about 140,000 by the end of 1945.
According to an investigation completed in 2004 by the Hiroshima Municipality, Little Boy took a total of 237,062 lives.
Not to mention the dead and wounded from the nuclear attack on Nagasaki a few days later on Aug. 9.
The survivors of both atomic bomb attacks are called hibakusha (blast victims).
As of March 31, 2007, Japan had 251,834 hibakusha.
The names of the victims in Hiroshima have all been collected and can be viewed at the Hiroshima Peace Park.
As of April 1, 2018, Hiroshima had an estimated population of 1,196,875.
Let us all hope that this horror will never happen again!!!!
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