Kato Yoshinori

Age at the time of bombing: 17
Date of the scene:
Approximate time of the scene: 10:30 a.m.
Distance from hypocenter:
1,800 m
Dambara Elementary School, Kanaya-cho (now, Matoba-cho 2-chome), Hijiyama, Niho areas

Dimension: 24 × 33 cm

The elementary school had collapsed completely, and became engulfed in flames while its pupils remained trapped underneath. “Help!” I could hear the shouts squeezed out with all their remaining strength, but had no choice but to run from the falling sparks of fire.

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