Seventy-four-year-old A-bomb survivor Kuwabara speaks about bomb blast in Hiroshima, Japan.
Seventy-four-year-old atomic bomb survivor Chiyoko Kuwabara speaks about the atomic bomb blast in 1945 at a Hiroshima hotel August 4, 2005. Hiroshima is marking the 60th anniversary of the world's first atomic bombing on August 6, which instantly took thousands of lives, with the death toll rising to some 140,000 by the end of 1945 out of the city's estimated population of 350,000. More have succumbed to cancer and other radiation-related ailments since then. Kuwabara spoke of the day 60 years ago when she, some 800 metres away from ground zero, was thrown into darkness, buried in wreckage, and found skin peeling off herself like seaweed, and the horrors she saw of dying mothers, babies, and people of all ages suffering and trying to call for help. Despite her continued vision and health problems, Kuwabara feels it her duty to pass on her plea. "No more Hiroshima, no more Nagasaki, no more hibakusha," she said. REUTERS/Eriko Sugita ES/SA