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Facts about Nagasaki bombing


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Facts about Nagasaki bombing

  • At 11:01 a.m. On August 9, 1945 the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki
  • The bomb was called “Fat Man”
  • At least 35,000 people were immediately killed and 60,000 injured
  • Estimated casualties of between 80,000 and 100,000
  • 23% of Nagasaki’s buildings were consumed by flames
  • 70% of the city’s industrial zone destroyed
  • The radius of total destruction was about 3.2 km
  • This was only the second nuclear weapon after Hiroshima to have been used in war
  • Nagasaki’s bomb was bigger than Hiroshima
  • It killed less people as it was away from the city centre