A woman died, first reported that the US dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. 86-year-old Yoshie Oka died in a local hospital on may 19, however, her family reported the loss Tuesday, may 30. This writes Kyodo News.
Cause of death was malignant lymphoma.
Oke was 14 years old, when he was made the atomic bombing. The girl was working as a liaison in the center of the military command of the Imperial army of Japan. Immediately after dropping the bomb she reported the incident to the military in Fukuyama. “Hiroshima was almost completely destroyed. We dropped the bomb of a new type,” she said.
During the life of the woman, who suffered from the effects of the bombing, actively participated at the events, during which they shared their experiences and called for nuclear disarmament.
The United States conducted the atomic bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 to hasten the surrender of the enemy in world war II. According to reports, the total number of deaths in these two cities ranged from 150 to 240 thousand people. The application of this type of weapons against civilians was first and last in the history of mankind.