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Cancer kills survivor of 2 A-bombs; WAR.

THE only survivor of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Second World War atomic bombings has died aged 93.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi, known as "Lucky", was in Hiroshima on a business trip on August 6, 1945 when a US B29 dropped an atomic bomb.

He suffered serious burns to his upper body as well as temporary blindness.

He returned home to Nagasaki, about 190 miles to the south west, which suffered a second US atomic attack just three days later.

The only person certified by Japan as having experienced both attacks, he said last year: "My double radiation exposure is now an official government record."

Mr Yamaguchi died on Monday from stomach cancer. It is not clear if it was related to his exposure to radiation.
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 7, 2010
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