Chernobyl ‘hero’ liquidator takes his own life after HBO drama
A hero liquidator in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster ‘took his own life’ after the HBO television drama reduced him to tears and reignited fresh anger at being denied a state-funded flat.
Nagashibay Zhusupov, 61, was forced to move him, his wife and their five children into a grotty and cramped hostel dormitory when the government ‘refused’ to give him one of the apartments afforded to other veterans of the 1986 explosion.
In June, he fell from the roof of a five-floor building in Aktobe, Kazakhstan, and was found dead at the scene.
His daughter Gaukhar, 25, said that his suspected suicide came after Zhusupov watched the HBO series with ‘tears in his eyes’ because it brought back painful memories of his sacrifice.