Was He Really Lucky Or Really Unlucky In Life?

Double Atomic Bomb Victim Dies at Age 93

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only person officially recognized as a survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings at the end of World War II, has died at age 93.

Mr. Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip for his shipbuilding company on Aug. 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city.

He then returned to his hometown of Nagasaki, about 300 kilometers (190 miles) to the southwest, which suffered a second U.S. atomic bomb attack three days later. On Aug. 15, 1945, Japan surrendered, ending the war.

The mayor of Nagasaki said “a precious storyteller has been lost,” in a message posted on the city’s Web site Wednesday. Mr. Yamaguchi died Monday morning of stomach cancer, the mass circulation Mainichi, Asahi and Yomiuri newspapers reported.

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So, he gets caught up in two atomic blasts, survives, and live to the ripe old age of 93, only to die of nasty, painful stomach cancer.

/was he lucky or unlucky?


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