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These pictures of Fukushima ghost towns are haunting

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These pictures of Fukushima ghost towns are haunting
13 July 2016

It's been five years since a huge earthquake and tsunami in Japan triggered the meltdown of the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant.

Since then, a 20-mile radius around the plant has been evacuated and left untouched, due to the high levels of radiation in the area. 

Although we really, really would've advised him not to do it if he'd asked first, photographer Keow Wee Loong snuck into the exclusion zone overnight, ignoring the need for a special permit or protective clothing, and took some photos of the towns Okuma, Futaba, and Namie. 

"When I enter the red zone, I can feel a burning sensation in my eyes and thick chemical smell in the air," he wrote in a Facebook post about the excursion. 

"I can find food, money, gold, laptop and other valuable in the red zone... I'm amaze that nobody looted this town clean [sic]," he went on, before warning about the dangers of nuclear power. 

Check out the incredibly haunting images below.