LS remembers Hiroshima, Nagasaki victims

Written by: Mamatha
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New Delhi, Aug 6: The house stood in silence, in the memory of the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings on Friday, Aug 6.

The Lok Sabha remembered the victims of the 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, 65 years ago and reiterated its pledge to make earnest efforts for the elimination of all weapons of mass destruction and to abjure violence in all forms.

"This manmade catastrophe has wreaked unimaginable havoc and misery on generations of humankind. Persons living in the region are still suffering from the after effects of the nuclear radiation caused by these bombings," Speaker Meira Kumar said in a reference as the house assembled at 11 am.

The world's first atom bombs were dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Aug 6 and Aug 9, 1945, by the US.

The Hiroshima bombing left 80,000 to 140,000 people killed and 100,000 were seriously injured, where as the Nagasaki bombing killed 74,000 people and left 75,000 seriously injured.

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