No one told us about the fact that radioactive clouds were drifting above our heads. Even when we saw the explosion on TV, we thought we would be safe. Before the accident, there were lots of children here. It was a very lively area, but there is no one here after the accident. The level of contamination is still completely unsuitable of habitation. I heard the sound of the explosion, and the air turned hazy and rust-red. There was also a metallic burning smell, and even indoors, my face and exposed skin started to sting. The radiation was very high around that time. My legs felt as though they were sunburnt.