Service for peace

Japanese Consul-General Masanobu Yoshii and |Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett last week.
Japanese Consul-General Masanobu Yoshii and |Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett last week.

Cockburn Mayor Logan Howlett joined Japanese Consul-General Masanobu Yoshii at Len McTaggart Park to remember how, seven decades ago, the first nuclear attack began in Hiroshima near the end of World War II.

Between 60,000 and 80,000 people died instantly, and many more died from the long-term effects.

A second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki three days later, killing 40,000 people.