Hiroshima (Japan), 6 August- “Humanity is playing with a loaded gun”, while crises with the potential for nuclear disaster proliferate. The warning came from the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres , from Hiroshima, on the 77th anniversary of the first atomic attack in history. It was August 6, 1945 when the US B-29 “Enola Gay” unhook the August 6, 1945 on Hiroshima the first atomic bomb used for war purposes, causing in seconds 100 thousand dead. The experiment is repeated on day 9 on the town of Nagasaki causing another 35,000 victims.
Guterres warned of the risk posed by crisis in Ukraine , Middle East and in the Korean peninsula describing the horrors suffered by the Japanese city. “Tens of thousands of people were killed in this city in the blink of an eye. Women, children and men were incinerated in a hellfire”, recalled Guterres. The survivors, he added, have been “sentenced to a radioactive inheritance” of cancer and other health problems. “We have to ask ourselves: what have we learned from the cloud mushroom that has sprung up over this city”. About 140,000 people died when Hiroshima was bombed by the United States on August 6, 1945, a toll that also includes those who died after the explosion from radiation exposure. Today, “crises with severe nuclear tones are spreading rapidly,” Guterres said, repeating the warnings issued this week at a conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in New York. “Humanity is playing with a loaded gun”.