Japan marks 75th anniversary of Nagasaki atomic bombing

Baku, August 9, AZERTAC

The atomic bomb dropped by the US over Nagasaki killed tens of thousands of people in an instant, according to DW. During a ceremony marking the bombing's anniversary, the city's mayor called for a global ban on nuclear weapons.

Japan observed the 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the southern port city of Nagasaki on Sunday.

A minute of silence was held at 11:02 a.m. local time (0202 GMT), the moment that the bomb decimated the city.

The attack on Nagasaki occurred just three days after the US carried out the world's first ever atomic bombing in Hiroshima. The bomb that hit Nagasaki, known as Fat Man, destroyed most of the city and killed tens of thousands of people instantly. Approximately 74,000 people died from the bombing and its after-effects by the end of 1945.

Many survivors developed cancer and other illnesses due to the radioactive fallout that covered the city. They later faced discrimination due to their body deformations and health problems.

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