Meet 'Lucky' Yamaguchi, the only man to have survived both Hiroshima AND Nagasaki atomic bomb blasts

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Tsutomu Yamaguchi must be the luckiest man in the world - or unluckiest, depending on your view.

The 93-year-old appears to be the only person in history to have survived not one, but two atomic bomb blasts.

Today he became the first person to be officially recognised for surviving both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks at the end of World War Two.

Yamaguchi had already been a certified 'hibakusha,' or radiation survivor, of the August 9, 1945, atomic bombing in Nagasaki.

But he has now been confirmed as surviving the attack on Hiroshima three days earlier as well, city officials said.

Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on August 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city.

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