Minute of silence observed for victims of Hiroshima atomic bombing in Japan

  06 August 2019    Read: 1182
Minute of silence observed for victims of Hiroshima atomic bombing in Japan

Japan on Tuesday honored the memory of the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which claimed tens of thousands of lives 74 years ago.

The memorial ceremony is currently taking place in Peace Park in the center of Hiroshima, TASS reported.

A minute of silence was traditionally announced throughout the country at exactly 08:15 am local time - the exact moment when a bomb exploded over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

According to the Hiroshima administration, this year the ceremony is attended by representatives of 95 countries and the EU, in particular, diplomats from nuclear powers - Russia, UK, France. The Chinese and Indian representatives are not present at the commemorative events, while Malta first sent its delegate to it. A total of 157 countries received invitations.


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