Everyone is talking about mini-series ‘Chernobyl’ these days. The HBO programme is based on the nuclear accident in Ukraine that was nothing short of a disaster. The follow up exercise was even worse as the world witnessed one of the biggest man made tragedies of that time. The disaster took place on April 26, 1986. Thirty three years ago, explosions at the Chernobyl power plant sent a huge radioactive cloud into the air in the world’s worst civilian nuclear accident that still affects millions of people today.
Here is some horror images shows all you should know about the catastrophe which left long term health impact on the people living in vicinity of the disaster site.
1. Chernobyl nuclear plant No. 4 reactor’s blast, 26 April 1986, the world’s worst nuclear accident of the 20th century.
2. Chernobyl is located 81 miles in north of the Ukrainian capital Kiev and it’s just 12 kms from the border with Belarus.
3. According to the Ukraine, 2.4 million of its people, among them 428,000 children, suffer health problems linked to the nuclear disaster.
4. A classroom in the town of Pripyat, Ukraine, which was evacuated the day after the Chernobyl power plant explosion.
5. According to WHO report overall death toll from Chernobyl at 4,000, though the figure is disputed as being too low.
6. Red zones shows explosions at the Chernobyl power plant sent a huge radioactive cloud into the air
7. Electrical children’s carts are abandoned in the amusement park of the ghost town of Pripyat