Man Sneaks into Fukushima, Japan’s Ghost City
July 14th, 2016 | by Web Desk
Man Sneaks into Fukushima, Japan’s Ghost City and Clicks Some Rare Pictures
2 days ago a man, named Keow Wee Loong, entered the highly radioactive red zone in Fukushima, popularly termed as the “Ghost City of Japan” after city was devastated in March 2011. He has clicked some rare pictures from inside the city which is currently taking the social media by storm.
The Japanese town of Fukushima was declared as the “exclusive red zone” in 2011 when a tsunami struck the country in the month of March. The tsunami destroyed the city’s nuclear power generators which released the harmful radioactive materials.
After that, the government declared that city as unsafe for the residents. Five years hence, this city is standing desolate and the place has been perpetually banned for the visitors. Only those workers who wear proper masks are allowed to enter. For other travel purpose, one has to go through rigorous procedures seek a permit.
The man, with a keen interest in visual storytelling sneaked into the otherwise “exclusion zone” of the city through the forest route. The GPS tracker helped him in finding the route to the city. Upon reaching, as his first report says, he felt a kind of burning sensation in his eyes and the smell of thick chemicals in the air.
He was reportedly to be the only person walking in the city. He was surprised to see the shops and everything in the town intact.
Images from the photographs clicked inside the city by Keow prove his point. There was so much commotion to leave, that the people even forgot their laundry. He picked up some yen coins which were scattered here and there.
The groceries, foods, gadgets, gold and other items were exactly there where they should be, unlike the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Russia which was looted. He revealed that the city is still unfit for staying since the radiation level is alarming