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They were told it was safe, They were told nothing could go wrong. And yet the families of workers assigned to the Soviet-era nuclear power plant of Chernobyl still had their fears. At 1.23am, on 26 April 1986, the fears of those innocents became a terrifying reality, as an explosion in reactor number four resulted in nuclear fires which would leave thousands of square kilometres uninhabitable for 50,000 years.

Now, decades later, the homes, schools, offices and community centres which were left behind are slowly, but surely, being reclaimed by nature.