He went into the exclusion zone with nothing but a gas mask on

Photographer sneaks into Fukushima exclusion zone what it looks like five years laterFacebook/Keow Wee Loong
Features Fukushima Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:09

27-year-old Keow Wee Loong recently bypassed authorities and entered the Fukushima exclusion zone illegally. And while his actions are against the law, the photographs from his rendezvous are never seen before and startling.

The Malaysian photographer, in a Facebook post described his experience – “When I entered the red zone, I felt a burning sensation in my eyes and thick chemical smell,” he says. He explored the exclusion zone with only a gas mask on.

“Not many people have seen this town for the last 5 years. It is like it vanished. I can find food, money, gold, laptop and other valuables in the red zone. I'm amazed nobody looted this town clean,” he says in the Facebook post.

These are some of the pictures from his expedition.    

You can view his full album here.

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