Globetrotters, beware — these 4 travel destinations can kill you Associated Press
This 1986 aerial view of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine shows damage from an explosion and fire in reactor four on April 26, 1986 that sent large amounts of radioactive material into the atmosphere. The Chernobyl nuclear disaster spewed radiation over much of northern Europe and claimed thousands of lives. (AP Photo/Volodymyr Repik)

Obviously, nearly any type of travel can come with risks, but some places are just flat-out dangerous.

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Here are some of the deadliest places you can visit.

Chernobyl, Ukraine

What’s so bad about it? In April 1986, a nuclear reactor famously went off nearby. It left much of the area radioactive. People are now allowed to tour Chernobyl, but the guidelines are strict.

Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

(Flickr / Rainer Albrecht)

What’s so bad about it? There are no handrails on the steep cliffs in western Ireland. Many people have fallen from them to their deaths. Sadly, they’re also a popular site for suicides.

Death Valley, Calif.

(Flickr / Jared Andersen)

What’s so bad about it? It’s the hottest place on the planet. If you visit, be sure to pack water, because a person can’t survive for more than 14 hours without it in such temperatures.

Grand Canyon, Ariz.

What’s so bad about it? About 600 people have died here from various causes, including dehydration, heat stroke, falls, and suicide.

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