Hiroshima: A moment in time, never to be repeated

Hiroshima: Japan remembers atomic bombing, 70 years on


6 August 2015 Last updated at 14:17 BST

Thousands of people in Japan paused, lowered their heads, and stood in silence to remember one of the most shocking attacks the world has ever witnessed.

At that exact moment, 70 years ago, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima by the Unites States, killing at least 14,000 people.

At a remembrance ceremony, the Japanese prime minister made a new appeal for the world to rid itself of nuclear weapons.

Fergal Keane reports.


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