segunda-feira, 10 de agosto de 2015

Nagasaki marks 70 anniversary of the atomic bombing

The touch of Bell and a moment of silence signaled the 70 anniversary of the atomic attack against Nagasaki. The ceremony was held at the same time and in the same location where the bomb exploded in August 9, 1945 day.

Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has ensured that the country would continue to respect the anti-nuclear principles: "As the only country in the world hit by an atomic bomb during a war, and respecting the three non-nuclear principles, renewed our vows to lead the world in the disarmament effort to achieve a world without nuclear weapons".

For survivors this is a painful date. "I don't want you to be a war. When I remember the atomic bomb still cringe, "says an elderly woman. "Four of the five members of my family died. I don't want to spend again by this experience, "said another woman.

More than 74 million people died during the explosion and other 63 thousand died because of injuries and radiation.

Three days earlier, the United States had already launched an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

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