Nagasaki marks 73 years since atomic bombing

„People in Japan are observing 73 years since American forces carried out their second atomic bomb attack on the country during World War Two. A memorial service was held in the city of Nagasaki where the bomb was dropped, just 3 days after the first one leveled Hiroshima. For the first time a United Nations Secretary-General took part in the Nagasaki ceremony.

The city’s Peace Park fell silent at 11:02 AM — the exact moment the bomb exploded in 1945.

More than 70,000 people died in that year alone, and many others from long-term effects. 3,511 survivors passed away in the last 12 months, including a leading advocate for nuclear disarmament.

Among the thousands in attendance were dignitaries of more than 70 countries. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also joined.

The average age of the remaining survivors, known as hibakusha, is now over 82.“ (…)

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180809_24/

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201808090055.html