Today marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s second nuclear attack on Japan’s Nagasaki city.
On August 9, 1945, the US dropped a nuclear bomb called “Fat Man” on Japan’s Nagasaki city.
The massive nuclear bomb killed nearly 80,000 and more than 40% of the city was destroyed.
Meanwhile, thousands of Japanese exposed to radiation developed symptoms such as vomiting and hair loss. Indeed, the majority of those with severe radiation symptoms died within three to six weeks.
On this day every year, the people of Japan commemorate the deadly disaster anniversary by coming together and by thanking all their national heroes who sacrificed their lives for their country.
Nowadays, many victims are still alive and entitled to regular free health checkups and treatment.
On Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga participated in the commemoration event of the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
On his part, UN Secretary-General António Guterres promised that the United Nations will continue to be fully committed to the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world, saying “such tragedy must never happen again”.