The second atomic weapon, a plutonium implosion-type bomb 'Fat Man' was dropped in Nagasaki three days later on 9 August by American B-29 bomber Bockscar. It exploded 1,650 feet above the city around 11.02 am local time, killing more than 40, 000 people instantly.
Japanese film shows victims of the atomic bomb who were thrown clear of a tramcar they were riding into a ditch near the the tracks, when the bomb was dropped on Nagasaki in August 1945.Reuters
The two atomic bombings killed more than 2,46,000 people. Later, many others also died due to burns, radiation and other illnesses in the following months.
However, by 15 August, Japan announced its surrender to the Allies and ended the World War by signing the instrument of surrender on 2 September.
Check out more photos of Hiroshima Nagasaki nuclear attack below:
This colour photo of Hiroshima showing damage wrought by the atomic bomb six months after the bomb was dropped.Reuters
The Bock's car and its crew, who dropped the 'Fat Man' atomic bomb on Nagasaki on 9 August, 1945Wikimedia Commons/ Cfpresley / U.S. Air Force
A temple destroyed after the Nuclear attack on NagasakiWikimedia Commons /Cpl. Lynn P. Walker, Jr/United States Marine Corps
An aerial view of the Nagasaki taken before the atomic bomb was dropped and, in August 1945 after the bombing, show the extent of the devastation on the city.Wikimedia Commons /Fastfission
Undated handout photo courtesy of the U.S. National Archives shows the aftermath of the atomic bomb which was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9,1945. A Roman Catholic cathedral can be seen on the hill in the background.REUTERS/U.S. National Archives and Records Administration/Handout
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