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69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
About 140,000 people died in Hiroshima and 70,000 in Nagasaki immediately or by exposure to radiation, between the moment of impact of bombs and the following December. These two attacks precipitated the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War, August 15, 1945. Unas 140.000 personas murieron en Hiroshima y unas 70.000 en Nagasaki inmediatamente o, por la exposicion a las radiaciones, entre el momento del impacto de las bombas y el mes de diciembre siguiente. Estos dos ataques precipitaron la capitulacion de Japon y el final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, el 15 de agosto de 1945. 69th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
People pray for the victims of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were nuclear attacks ordered by Harry Truman, President of the United States, against the Empire of Japan. The attacks took place on 6 and 9 August 1945, and put an end to World War II. After six months of intense bombing of 67 other cities, the nuclear weapon Little Boy was released on Hiroshima on August 6 lunes1 1945.2 followed by the detonation of the Fat Man on Thursday, August 9 on Nagasaki bomb. To date these are the only nuclear bombing attacks history.3 It is estimated that by the end of 1945, the bombs had killed 140,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki, 4 although only half had passed the days of the bombings. Among the victims, 15 to 20% died from injuries or illness attributed to poisoning radiacion.5 Since then, some other people have died from leukemia (231 observed cases) and various cancers (334 observed) attributed to exposure to radiation released by bombas.6 in both cities, most of the deaths were of civilians