The man who survived 2 atomic bombs

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima in 1945 when the United States dropped an atomic bomb less than 2 miles from him. Seriously injured, Yamaguchi made his way through the destroyed city and home to Nagasaki.

Despite having just survived an atomic bombing, he went to work the next day and attempted to describe the destruction to the company director. The director’s disbelief was cut short by the dropping of a second atomic bomb, which Yamaguchi also miraculously survived, eventually living to the age of 93. However, Yamaguchi was not the only one. There are about 160 unlucky men and women, who have survived both explosions.

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