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Chernobyl: City of district significance in Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
Chernobyl or Chornobyl is a partially abandoned city in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, situated in the Ivankiv Raion of northern Kiev Oblast, Ukraine. Chernobyl is about 90 kilometres (60 mi) north of Kiev, and 160 kilometres (100 mi) southwest of the Belarusian city of Gomel. Before its evacuation, the city had about 14,000 residents, while around 1,000 people live in the city now.

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Radiation spikes near Chernobyl amid forest fires [Video]

Radiation spikes near Chernobyl amid forest fires

Firefighters have been battling to contain two forest fires in the Ukrainian town of Chernobyl, which became known as the site of a 1986 nuclear power plant explosion.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:52Published

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