Thursday, August 06, 2009

Hiroshima - 200,000 Killed

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (which oversees nuclear weapons technology),

No one will ever know for certain how many died as a result of the attack on Hiroshima. Some 70,000 people probably died as a result of initial blast, heat, and radiation effects. This included about twenty American airmen being held as prisoners in the city. By the end of 1945, because of the lingering effects of radioactive fallout and other after effects, the Hiroshima death toll was probably over 100,000. The five-year death total may have reached or even exceeded 200,000, as cancer and other long-term effects took hold.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What are your views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.