Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time:
93 year old Tsutomu Yamaguchi is now the first person certified as a survivor of both U.S. Atomic Bomb attacks at the end of World War II. Yamaguchi was on a business trip in Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945 when the first bomb was dropped by the Enola Gay. He suffered burns to the upper part of his body and stayed in the city overnight.
And then he started back to his hometown the next day...Nagasaki. He arrived in the city in time for the second attack and is a certified "hibakusha", a radiation victim and survivor of the Nagasaki bomb.
Japanese officials say there were roughly 260,000 survivors of the two attacks and it is possible that some were present for both attacks, but Yamaguchi is the only one who is "certified" as being present in both cities. Certification qualifies survivors for government benefits, but Japanese officials say Yamaguchi's benefits will not double.
Present for 2 A Bomb attacks and is still alive 64 years later? Maybe he does have all the luck...
Image Source: The Mainichi News
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