We all know that many disastrous things that happened in the world, and one such huge disaster is the ‘Chernobyl’ incident. After the disaster, the entire area of about a stretch of a 30 km zone was not suitable for anyone to reside due to massive amounts of radiation. But have you ever imagine one living in such a place?
Surprisingly there are people who live in this exclusion zone. After decades now people visit the Zone to have a look around as tourists. And today we bring you a story where a vlogger met two people who live in the Zone. During his visit to the Zone, Benjamin Rich had come across these people. Scroll down to know what the story is.
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Benjamin From ‘Bald and Bankrupt’ Youtube Channel visited the Belarusian side of the Exclusion Zone. The place had seemed like a wasteland with all debris settled down to the soil with the radiation. In addition to that, there are abandoned houses and graveyards.
And while he was exploring the area he had come across a person. When we say a person it’s not a traveler like him but a man who lives in the Zone. When Rich met this person whose name is Igor, they have greeted each other. Afterward, Rich was invited to Igor’s house where he had a look at the place and to met his 92-year-old mother.
Well, it sounds a bit strange to see that people live in the Zone, but frankly, both the mother and son had been living there. While talking with them Rich had found that the mother was born in 1927. It seems that the lady had been living her whole life in that place. And they aren’t the only ones who live there, there are more people.
It’s a bit surprising but it’s true, the people had even got limited supporting services. But now as the radiation has subsided they aren’t getting them.
So comment below what you think. Would you like to live in the exclusion zone?
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