Roof collapses at Chernobyl nuclear plant

AFP: A section of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has collapsed under the weight of snow but there were no injuries or any increase in radiation from the reactor that exploded in 1986, the country’s emergency agency said Wednesday.

The roof was constructed after the 1986 disaster but is not part of the sarcophagus structure covering the reactor, it said.

However the collapse underlines concerns about the condition of the now defunct nuclear plant over two-and-a-half-decades after the world’s worst nuclear disaster.

Photo: A view of the abandoned city of Prypiat, near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant March 31, 2011. (Reuters/Gleb Ga)

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