Home > Disarmament > 2018 Nagasaki Peace Declaration | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

2018 Nagasaki Peace Declaration | Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

It was on this day 73 years ago, at 11:02 a.m. on August 9.

The explosion of a single atomic bomb in the blue summer sky reduced the city of Nagasaki to a horrific state. Humans, animals, plants, trees and all other forms of life were scorched to ashes. Countless corpses lay scattered all around the annihilated streets. The corpses of people who had exhausted themselves searching for water bobbed up and down in the rivers, drifting until they reached the estuaries. 150,000 people were killed or wounded and those who somehow managed to survive suffered severe mental and physical wounds. To this day they continue to be afflicted by the aftereffects of radiation exposure. Atomic bombs are cruel weapons that mercilessly take away from humans the dignity to live in a humane manner.

Source: 2018 Nagasaki Peace Declaration – Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.