Here’s the Ghost Town: Pripyat is what was called a nuclear city housing the employees of the nearby chernobyl nuclear power plant, it was the home of thousands of citizens, until the powerplant famously exploded on the morning of april 26 1986, spreading an unbelievable amount of radiantion into the area including pripyat. The town was not immediately evacuated despite dozens of people falling ill and showing signs of acute radiation sickness. The evacuation was finally ordered 36 hours after the blast.
This city remains abandoned for log term residents although governmental authorities still worked in the area and there is now limited tourism. It’s now part of the wider chernobyl exclusion zone.