76th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombing

• Today marks 76 years since bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II by the US.

• It was recorded that Hiroshima bombing destroyed everything within 1.5 Kilometers.

• It has been stated that then US President Harry Truman ordered the bombing to offset the Soviet threat in Eastern Asia and Europe, also to show its strength to USSR.

• After the atomic bombings the Americans announced to the world that the total number of deaths was 117,000 but Japanese said it was close to 500,000.

• The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki forced Japan to surrender.

• The atomic bombs were said to have contained a blast yield of 13 Kilotons of TNT and enriched uranium.

• The people who survived the bombings began to be known as ‘Hibakushas’.

• The atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki was given the codename “fat man” and it destroyed 50% of the city and the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was given the codename “little boy” and it destroyed 70% of the city.

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