Japan remembers Hiroshima victims

HiroshimaIn the Peace Park in the city of Hiroshima was commemorating the sixty-sixth centenary of the U.S. atomic bombing of the city with a minute of silence and the tolling of the bell memorial. There was attended by legislative body from 66 countries and public opinion Nippon, including a handing over from the Fukushima prefecture, where the damaged nuclear plant.

The mayor of Hiroshima, Kadzumi Matzui, the Declaration of Peace was read at the ceremony urged the world community to work for the eradication of nuclear weapons. He reminded the serious consequences of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast on 11 March and that caused the catastrophe in the Fukushima nuclear power plant-1.

In connection with the incident, the mayor urged the authorities to review nuclear energy policy. And the inhabitants of regions struck early but wanted to overcome the problems encountered..

On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima atomic bomb that exploded at an altitude of 600 meters above the city. Some 140 thousand people died during the explosion or in the months that followed. Days later, on August 9, a second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki.

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