According to some estimates, about 70,000 of Nagasaki's 240,000 residents were killed instantly, and up to 60,000 were injured.
The radius of total destruction was about 1.6 km, followed by fires across the northern portion of the city to 3.2 km south of the bomb.
The total number of residents killed may have been as many as 80,000, including the few who died from radiation poisoning in the following months.
An unknown number of survivors from the Hiroshima bombing made their way to Nagasaki and were bombed again.
On August 8th 1945, Albert Camus addressed the bombing of Hiroshima in an editorial in the French newspaper «Combat»:
"Mechanized civilization has just reached the ultimate stage of barbarism.
In a near future, we will have to choose between mass suicide and intelligent use of scientific conquests.
This can no longer be simply a prayer; it must become an order which goes upward from the peoples to the governments, an order to make a definitive choice between hell and reason."
The victims in memoriam.