Today is the 30 year anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster

It was the single worst nuclear event in history

Today marks thirty years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

The accident in 1986 released radiation 200 times greater than both atomic bombs during World War Two.

Thousands of people have died as a result of the radiation - while many more have suffered severe disability in the intervening years.

Efforts are continuing to contain the site permanently - with the construction of a concrete dome now underway.

To mark the anniversary Chernobyl Children International founder Adi Roche will become the first representative of an NGO to address the UN General Assembly today.

footage via euronews

Earlier this year, drone footage was recovered from the abandoned city.

Taking off from the Palace of Culture and then flying over some of the 16-story buildings, covering the Ferris wheel in the fairground and also over the collapsed school, hospital and other landmarks around the area.