26 April 1986 at 1.23 nights, the fourth reactor of the Chernobyl nuclear plant, near the town of Pripyat, which was blown up by very strong shocks. Multiple explosions led to that graphite-moderated reactor components were in the air and were flammable. As the result of a release of radiation into the atmosphere. He swept across much of the Soviet Union and Western Europe.
50 people have died as a result of the accident and almost 4000 people died from radiation released into the atmosphere.
More than 350.000 people were evacuated from contaminated areas in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
In 2011, 25 years later, the neighborhood of the Chernobyl look like a ghost town. Look on these incredible pictures that will take you directly to the 1986-th year.
by David Schindler