Memories of nuclear bomb survivors - Part 2 Chapter 5

The following days

I was unable to get in touch with either my parents or my younger brothers. The idea that they might have declared me dead saddened me immensely. I was alone there, with people hovering between life and death, and dead bodies.

The open burn wounds were soon attacked by maggots which multiplied the more you removed them. They crawled endlessly from the wounds, falling down on the ground. I felt so miserable. The corpses were left in the corridors and playground as if they were simply charred logs. They were lying everywhere and sometimes it was impossible to avoid stepping on them. People were emotionless in their movements, only glancing at the corpses, existing as if by instinct. Days passed without them suffering emotional pains, mindless and unable to think or register anything.