British filmmaker Danny Cooke flew a drone around the ghost town of Pripyat, the northern Ukrainian city built by the Soviets to house people working at the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

The result is a footage that reveals an apocalyptic scenery, a disturbing environment where time has stopped and the sound of the disaster is still humming among the ruins.

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe.

The Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history in terms of cost and casualties, and is one of only two classified as a level 7 event (the maximum classification) on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

The battle to contain the contamination and avert a greater catastrophe ultimately involved over 500,000 workers and cost an estimated 18 billion rubles. During the accident itself, 31 people died, and long-term effects such as cancers are still being investigated.

 

 

 

 

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