Why Japan wants to demolish two buildings left in the atomic bomb attack

the two buildings that survived the 1945 nuclear attacks
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The city of Hiroshima in Japan is planning to demolish the two buildings that survived the 1945 nuclear attacks, although some locals want to preserve them as a historical site.

Both of these buildings, built in 1913, were used for the first time as an army clothing factory. After this, it was made a hostel, where university students lived.

They were also used as a temporary hospital after the nuclear attacks.

A person who has suffered the attacks said, "These (buildings) can be used for the purpose of eradicating and promoting nuclear weapons."

About 80 thousand people were killed and about 35 thousand people were injured in the atomic bomb attacks.

The buildings which are being planned to be demolished, survived the attack because steel was used in their construction.

The windows and doors of buildings were damaged in the bomb attacks, which can still be seen today.

These buildings are today under the Government of Japan and in the year 2017, the authorities found that in the event of strong earthquake tremors, they can be grounded.

The buildings are still empty and people are prohibited from going here. The local government has decided that they will be demolished by the year 2022.

There is also a third building at that place, which the government has decided to protect. Its walls and roofs will be repaired and necessary measures will be taken to prevent earthquakes.

When the US launched a nuclear attack on Japan in 1945, Iwao Nakanishi used to live in one of these buildings.

89-year-old Nakanishi is now leading a group that is seeking to save these buildings.

Talking to the local newspaper, he said, These buildings have historical significance. They can be used to refer tragedy to future generations. We cannot accept its demolition under any circumstances.

Nakanishi said the buildings could be used to promote the "elimination of nuclear weapons".

It has been closed for the recent few years, although the local administration may go here if they want.

A 69-year-old man who visited these buildings told the local newspaper, "These are valuable buildings that tell us the horrors of the atomic bomb. I have felt this strongly after seeing them for the first time, so I want to That all of them be saved. "

The city's Peace Memorial Park is the most famous ruins of nuclear attacks. It has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage. It was repaired to make it earthquake resistant.

What happened in hiroshima
After Germany's surrender in May 1945, Japan continued the war in Asia.

The United States had given an ultimatum to Japan for peace, which it rejected. The United States hoped that Japan would surrender immediately after dropping the atomic bomb.

Therefore, the US launched the first bomb attack on Hiroshima, in which about 80 thousand people were killed instantly. There was so much heat in the bomb blasts that people were directly burned.

After this, thousands of people died due to diseases related to nuclear radiation. Altogether, 1.40 lakh people died.

This was the first case of the use of a nuclear bomb in a war.

When Japan did not surrender, the US Army dropped another bomb on Nagasaki three days later.

Japan surrendered six days later and with it World War II officially ended.