Hashima Island was once rich in coal, with over 5000 miners living on the island. When petrol replaced coal as Japan's main source of fuel, the settlement was left abandoned. Now the once thriving town is creepily abandoned, with only shadows remaining.
Chernobyl nuclear accident forced people to hastily leave their homes. Today, nearly all the small wooden houses in within the Exclusion Zone are abandoned, and nature slowly takes over these remnants of civilization.
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