30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster marked
Updated: 2016-04-26 09:39
In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in then-Soviet Ukraine triggered a meltdown that spewed deadly clouds of atomic material into the atmosphere, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes.
A man lights a candle after a memorial service for victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Kiev, Ukraine, April 25, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]