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Nagasaki survivor remembers 70 years on

Seventy years ago, as a prisoner of war in Japan, Leo Manning, now 96 years old, witnessed the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.

Leo, who was a young bomb disposal officer when he was captured in Singapore and subsequently subjected to forced labour and brutal treatment as prisoner of war in Nagasaki, said he was pleased when he saw the American planes overhead.

ITV News correspondent Paul Davies reports:

70 years since world's first atomic bomb hit Hiroshima

It was 70 years ago when the world's first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima unleashing a destructive power never seen before.

Some 70,000 people were killed instantly while another 70,000 died later from injuries.

The bomb also destroyed more than 60% of all buildings in the city.

Thousands stood in silence today, in memory of the victims.

ITV News senior international correspondent John Irvine reports:

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