Hiroshima Survivors Alive Today: For the first time in the world, when America dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities, thousands of people were killed in a few minutes. Due to the explosion of the atomic bomb, a huge fireball arose in the shape of a mushroom and the surrounding temperature reached 3000 to 4000 degree Celsius. Due to the explosion there was such a strong wind that within 10 seconds this blast spread all over Hiroshima. People were burning with smoke, many people became steam where they were.
This incident of August 1945 proved to be the most disastrous in the history of Japan. At least 70,000 people died in Hiroshima alone. Those who survived (Hiroshima Survivors), they still shudder thinking about that attack. A girl named Sadae Kasaoka, who was 12 years old at that time, is now 90, but whenever she thinks about the attack of the atomic bomb, she starts narrating the horrific situation.
‘The first atomic bomb exploded after being in the air for 43 seconds’
Sadai Kasauka said, “The detonation of the atomic bomb looked like a bright orange light, it was like the first sunrise of the year.” Sadai told that it was the last phase of World War II, on August 6, 1945, the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima by the United States at 8.15 am. That atomic bomb was named ‘Little Boy’, after being dropped from the plane, it exploded above the surface after being in the air for 43 seconds.
‘I was alone at home with my grandmother when the blast happened’
Sadai says that I was alone in the house with my grandmother. When the explosion happened, the explosion also brought down the thick walls of the houses and shattered the glasses. To save our lives, we both went and hid at one place. He recalled the events of August 6, 1945, saying, “A neighbor told us that the whole town was on fire.”
‘Didn’t know till hours that my parents were not alive’
Sadai says that for hours I did not know whether my parents had survived or not. When my brother brought my father’s body home, he was alive, but so badly burnt that I could not recognize him. Sadai said, “He looked completely black. His eyes were popping out. Finally I recognized him by his voice. He said- ‘Give me water’ and then he asked me to go back to look for my mother.” .”
‘I still regret that I could not even give water to my brother’
Saying this, Sadai started taking long breaths. He added, “Somebody told me that you shouldn’t give them water, so I didn’t give them water, but I still deeply regret it.” Sadai’s father died two days later. The next day he learned that his mother had been murdered and had already been cremated along with several other victims.
Half of the population of the city of Hiroshima fell into the cheek of time.
The exact number of deaths from the atomic bomb remains unclear to this day, although an estimate by the Hiroshima administration is that by the end of 1945, approximately 140,000 people had died there, either in the blast or from the effects of acute radiation poisoning. Let us tell you that by that time the total population of Hiroshima was 350,000, in which most of the citizens were killed and the survivors were surrounded by many diseases. Since then, children of style are not born in Japan.
America did not agree with one bomb, the second one was also dropped here
When the US dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, the Japanese thought that it would not happen again, but a few days later, on August 9, on Nagasaki, about 400 km (248 mi) away from Hiroshima, the US also dropped a more deadly nuclear bomb. dropped the bomb. This second bomb was a big plutonium bomb. There till December 1945 about 74,000 people lost their lives. And, many of those who survived suffered from chronic diseases.
Nuclear weapons biggest threat to the world
After these attacks, there was a worldwide demand that nuclear weapons should not be used again. The International Campaign for Nobel Peace Laureates (ICAN) insists that nuclear weapons must be abolished. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the first and last nuclear attacks on human habitation.
Since then this has not happened till today, but seeing Russia’s war against Ukraine last year, many people fear that this war may not reach nuclear attacks. During the Group of Seven (G7) summit in Hiroshima this week, some survivors of the 1945 attack in Japan tried to remind world leaders just how deadly the atomic bomb was to humanity.
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