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2-2-1-2Nagasaki in Ruins

October 1945 Photo by Shigeo Hayashi 
Courtesy of Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum  

At 11:02 AM on August 9, 1945, an atomic bomb that used plutonium-239 was dropped on Nagasaki. This bomb exploded approximately 500 meters over the Urakami district of Nagasaki City. Direct damage from the heat ray and blast was limited to the Urakami district; a mountain ridge shielded the city center. Nearly 36 percent of the 51,000 buildings in Nagasaki were damaged or destroyed, and by the end of December 1945, around 74,000 people had died.

East Building third floor 2 The Dangers of Nuclear Weapons

2-2-1 The Atomic Bombs Dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki