Survivor testimonies

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Code VS01059
Name Seigo Nishioka
Sex Male
Distance from hypocenter (km) 2km
Age at the time of bombing 13
Age at the time of recording 84
Situation Mr. Nishioka was exposed to the A-bombing in the Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Technical School at Senda-machi, about 2 km away from the hypocenter. It was the time that he arrived at the school. He did not go to the site for building demolition work since he had just recovered from his illness. The blast blew him 20-30 meters away and he was trapped under the collapsed school building. He was severely injured on his face and hands.
After the war, he was terribly shocked to know that all his classmates who were engaged in the building demolition work were killed by the bombing.
Occupation at the time Student
Place of work at the time Hiroshima Prefectural Hiroshima Technical School
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