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At nine fifteen on august sixth in 1945 an atom bomb of fifteen kilotons was dropped on Hiroshima It was detonated one thousand eight hundred feet over the ground The plane that dropped the bomb was the Enola Gay aircraft bomber The same thing happened on August ninth over Nagasaki The fatalities of Hiroshima were seventy thousand and Nagasaki forty thousand The affects of the atomic bomb or death-causing factors are the blast wave thermal and nuclear radiation Radiation affects the skin and cell reproduction People in the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima experienced both long-term and short-term affects from the radiation Though the bombing of Hiroshima brought the immediate end of World War Two the use of the atomic bomb had grave effects on the people and the cities of Hiroshima The atomic bomb not only destroyed the city of Hiroshima but also effected thousands of people and caused thousands of deaths immediately after the bombing The people exposed to the high temperature of the heat waves and radiation experienced third and second-degree burns The burns melted away skin and burned through to tissue and internal organs A-bomb burns can be classified as primary burns from direct exposure to the heat rays and secondary burns from the fires ignited by those heat rays Within about 12 kilometers of the hypocenter those exposed in the open to the direct heat rays were burned through the skin and into the tissue below even the internal organs were damaged Radioactivity injured the inner tissues of the skin and formed keloids on the surface of the skin After seeming to heal the scars left by the burns swelled up This type of swelling is called a keloid Most keloids developed in 1946 and 1947 and most commonly in teenagers At present mo st keloids have flattened out but are still recognizable as scars Within two kilometers direct exposure resulted in severe incapacitating burns Beyond three
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