Ukrainian photographer Igor Kostin, who took pictures of the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion in April 1986, died in the accident, said his wife.
for his work, Costin received one of the most prestigious awards in the field of photography - World Press Photo, the BBC reported. In the process of work at Chernobyl photographer received a high dose of radiation is about 150 x-ray. After a couple of hours after the explosion of the 4th power unit of the power plant Costin with colleagues circled the crash site by helicopter. Then he took off the liquidators and victims of radiation sickness.