Man burned from behind
1,500 m from the hypocenter Senda-machi 1-chome
Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital
October 5-7, 1945
Photo by Shunkichi Kikuchi Courtesy of Harumi Tago
The atomic bomb in Hiroshima exploded approximately 600 meters in the air. At the moment of explosion, tremendous heat and radiation were released with a blast that ripped through the city. Virtually the entire city suffered damage; countless residents died of terrible burns and injuries. Radiation passed through buildings and human bodies, inflicting grave damage and decades of suffering.
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