Facts about Nagasaki bombing

Facts about Nagasaki bombing
By Euronews
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  • 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

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