Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Double A-Bomb Survivor Dies

Double A-Bomb Survivor Dies

TSUTOMU Yamaguchi, a rare survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, has died at the age of 93.
Yamaguchi's family notified Nagasaki City officials, who only 10 months ago recognised his status as Eniijuu hibakusha (double bomb sufferer), that he died on Monday from cancer.
Those two hellish days, and the later death from cancer of his son, exposed to the Nagasaki radiation at six months, made Yamaguchi into a passionate campaigner against nuclear weapons.
"My double radiation exposure is now an official government record," he said last March, when his city administration finally acknowledged he had been injured by both American atomic bombs.
"It can tell the younger generation the horrifying history of the atomic bombings even after I die."
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