Hiroshima memory must never fade, Obama says on historic visit
Barack Obama has become the first serving US president to visit Hiroshima since the World War Two nuclear attack, the BBC reports.
Mr Obama said the memory of 6 August 1945 must never fade, but did not apologise for the US attack – the world’s first and only nuclear bombing.
Mr Obama spoke to a number of survivors and in an address called on nations to pursue a world without nuclear weapons.
At least 140,000 people died in Hiroshima and another 74,000 two days later in a second bombing in Nagasaki.
Mr Obama first visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum before walking to the Peace Memorial Park, accompanied by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.