Buses in a lost city

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During a stop at Kopachi, the LAZ was reflected in a large puddle near the WW2 memorial there. CRAIG GEORGE

Craig George takes a trip to Pripyat to explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and discover what was left in the wake of the Chernobyl disaster

As a bus driver, I have spent many hours in bus stations, surveying the unremarkable scenery. Yet today, I can barely believe my eyes. A bus stands alone on the concourse and I am almost hypnotised by its presence. This would not normally be anything out of the ordinary… until I tell you I am in the Ukrainian city of Pripyat, evacuated on 27 April 1986 following the disastrous sequence of events at the neighbouring Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, just 3.5km away.

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