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13 of the most bizarre lakes in the world

This lake in Cameroon is one of the world's only known exploding lakes. Just underneath it, a pocket of magma fills Nyos with carbon dioxide and transforms its water into carbonic acid. As recently as 1986, the lake burped a massive plume of carbon dioxide, suffocating as many as 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock from nearby villages. It was the first known large-scale asphyxiation ever recorded from a natural event.

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Lake Nyos

Lake Nyos | Atlas Obscura LAKE NYOS Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night

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cool Lake Nyos disaster survivors to return home after 30 years

Disaster: An eruption of lethal carbon dioxide gas from Lake Nyos in Cameroon kills nearly 2,000 people and wipes out four villages on 21 Aug 1986.

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Lake Nyos (the deadliest lake in the world), Cameroon, Africa. has sever C02 gasses that have killed many people.

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Cameroon's Lake Nyos Gas Burst: 30 Years Later

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Lake Nyos

MENCHUM, CAMEROON, Lake Nyos - Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night