On 6th August 1945, towards to end of World War II, at 8:15 am, a huge disaster struck the city of Hiroshima in Japan. In a matter of minutes the entire civilian population, including soldiers, women and children were wiped clean. The instance was of a nuclear bomb being dropped on Hiroshima by a B52 bomber of the United States of America. The city of Hiroshima was just a small base for the Japanese army used for transportation of Arms and Ammunition. The motive of America was to destroy the military installations of Japan. They very much succeeded in their attempt but ended up killing many innocent civilians in the process. People were still reeling from the after effects of this nuclear strike when the second news regarding another nuclear bomb shook them. This time it was the city of Nagasaki 3 days later. Both these cities were wiped out instantly, killing many innocent people in the process. For decades no life was restored and still after effects of those bombs can be seen (McGregor, 1977).
It took more than a year and close to 50 Billion yen to rebuild and reconstruct the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the bombings. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are now densely populated with close to 1.6 Million people living there.