Two buildings in Hiroshima that survived after the US atomic bomb in 1945 will be demolished, Kyodo reported.
Such a decision was made for safety reasons: despite the calls of local residents to save the buildings, they will be demolished, since in the event of an earthquake there remains a risk of their destruction.
Hiroshima Prefecture announced on December 4 that it plans to demolish buildings by 2022.
Both buildings were built in 1913 and are located 2.7 km from the epicenter of the bombing. They housed an enterprise for the production of military uniforms and shoes.