Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary of A-bomb attack

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Hiroshima has marked the 67th anniversary of the world's first atomic bomb attack with a call for the elimination of nuclear arsenals.

About 50,000 people gathered Monday in Hiroshima's peace park near the epicenter of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed as many as 140,000 people. A second atomic bombing Aug. 9 that year in Nagasaki killed tens of thousands more and prompted Japan to surrender to the World War II Allies.

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Japan must pass the experience on to future generations so that the lessons of Hiroshima are not forgotten.

Mayor Kazumi Matsui said Japan must lead disarmament efforts. He also said the nuclear accident at Fukushima last year has shown the dangers of nuclear technology, even for peaceful purposes.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WNDU - Channel 16 54516 State Road 933 South Bend, IN 46637 Front Desk: 574-284-3000 Newsroom: 574-284-3016 Email: newscenter16@wndu.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 165094296