Barack Obama to visit Hiroshima on Asia trip

US President Barack Obama is to visit Hiroshima this month – the first serving president to travel to the Japanese city, which was hit by a US nuclear attack in 1945, the BBC reports.

The visit will be part of an Asian trip that will also take in Vietnam.

The Hiroshima bombing on 6 August 1945 killed 140,000 people. Along with a second bombing on Nagasaki – it is credited with ending World War Two.

Jimmy Carter has visited Hiroshima, but after the end of his presidency.

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