Survivor testimonies

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Code VS00441
Name HIRARA Tamiko
Sex Female
Distance from hypocenter (km) 0.8km
Age at the time of bombing 20
Age at the time of recording 69
Situation On the morning of the 6th, she was filing documents in the yard next to the Finance Bureau when the atomic bomb was dropped. The instant that she thought she had seen an orange light, she was thrown by the hot blast. She felt people and object falling one after another on top of her. Stopping the bleeding of her friend who was bleeding from the head, she fled to East Parade Ground behind the station.
Occupation at the time Public servant
Place of work at the time Hiroshima Finance Bureau
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