Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 years after the bombings

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 70 years after the bombings
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HIROSHIMA - On Aug 6, 1945, United States released an uranium bomb with a destructive force equivalent to 16 kilotons of TNT above the Japanese city of Hiroshima, with more than 140,000 estimated to have been killed.

Three days later, a plutonium bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki, killing some 74,000 people.

Both cities are once again thriving as a commercial hub, but the scars of the bombing still remain.

This article was first published on August 5, 2015.
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