Sumiteru Taniguchi, who campaigned for nuclear disarmament after experiencing the US atomic bomb, has died of cancer

A prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner who was delivering mail in Nagasaki when the US dropped an atomic bomb in 1945, has died at the age of 88.

Sumiteru Taniguchi, once considered a frontrunner for the Nobel peace prize, died of cancer at a hospital in the south-western Japanese city, according to Nihon Hidankyo, a group that represents survivors of the atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

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