Looking back at Chernobyl Ghost Town: 31 years later

Today on April 26, 1986: Chernobyl nuclear accident took place.

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Complex (Source: UN)

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Complex. Today on 26 April 1986, the Chernobyl disaster, a catastrophic nuclear accident took place. (Others)

A child's shoes sit amongst a pile of rubble in the deserted town of Pripyat

Eerie pictures that show abandoned disaster zone as world marks 31 years since worst nuclear meltdown in history. (Pinterest)

Waste of the lab lying at the site of Chernobyl disaster

Waste of the lab lying at the site of Chernobyl disaster. It was the worst civilian disaster of all times. (Pinterest)

A rusting amusement ride near the site of Chernobyl disaster

A rusting amusement ride is seen in the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine (Reuters)

A sarcophagus covers the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

A sarcophagus covers the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine in May 2015. (Reuters)

A woman touches a portrait during a memorial ceremony early on April 26, 2017, at the monument to Chernobyl victims in Slavutich

A woman touches a portrait during a memorial ceremony early on April 26, 2017, at the monument to Chernobyl victims in Slavutich, the city of the power station's personnel live, some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the accident site. (AFP)

Workers walk next to the New Safe Confinement over the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 26, 2017, the 31st anniversary of the disaster

Workers walk next to the New Safe Confinement over the fourth block of the Chernobyl nuclear plant on April 26, 2017, the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The presidents of Ukraine and Belarus toured on April 26 the site of the Chernobyl plant to mark 31 years since the "unhealing wound" of the world's worst civil nuclear accident. (AFP)