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Narendra Modi remembers Hiroshima victims

IANS 06 Aug 2014, 15:57:01 PM IST
IANS
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday remembered the victims of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and hoped "humankind never sees such a day ever again".

"Today we remember all those people who lost their lives in Hiroshima. I hope humankind never sees such a day ever again," he said in a message on the 69th anniversary of the tragedy.

"Let us all work together and further the cause of world peace and make the world a happier and more peaceful place in the years to come."

To accelerate Japan's surrender in World War II, the US forces dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945 killing an estimated 140,000 people.

Another atomic bomb hit Nagasaki three days later. Japan surrendered to the allied forces six days later, bringing an end to World War II.