TOKYO — Japan marked the 67th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bomb attack with a ceremony Monday that was attended by a grandson of Harry Truman, the U.S. president who ordered the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.
About 50,000 people gathered 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.
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The whole world will remember when the Japanese city of Hiroshima was bombed at the end of the Second World War.
And today thousands of Japanese people are starting to commemorate the 140,000 people who lost their lives.
People across the country have started to light lanterns of peace and express their sorrow in preparation for tomorrow’s anniversary.
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