On 26th April 1986 Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded. In the coming weeks the nearby town of Pripyat and surrounding areas within the 20km Exclusion zone were evacuated. Pripyat is estimated to have had a population of 49,000 in 1986, at the time of the nuclear reactor meltdown.
We visited the Exclusion Zone and the surrounding areas in summer 2016. Below are galleries illustrating what remains in the Exclusion zone.