US tests terrifying nuclear weapon powerful enough to kill hundreds of thousands of people

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The ‘Fat Man’ bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945 is believed to have killed up to 40,000 people within a day – with twice as many victims dying in the following months.

Now the US has confirmed it has tested a super-accurate nuke that’s almost three times as powerful and can be carried on a bomber jet.

The US Air Force has conducted dozens of tests of the B61-12 guided nuclear gravity bomb, which is designed to penetrate underground bunkers and destroy heavily armoured command centres.

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