In 1986 Lake Nyos (central Africa) released a cloud of CO2 suffocated to death 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock.

In 1986 Lake Nyos (central Africa) released a cloud of CO2 suffocated to death 1,700 people and 3,500 livestock.

Lake in Africa that killed a whole village and all animals around it - WTF fun fact

Lake in Africa that killed a whole village and all animals around it - WTF fun fact

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

Lake Nyos

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

Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night

Lake Nyos

Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night

A siphon used by French scientists to de-gas Lake Nyos.

A siphon used by French scientists to de-gas Lake Nyos.

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, very abnormal.... When crossing to my daughter's bed ... I collapsed and fell ... I wanted to speak, my breath would not come out.... My daughter was already dead." Words of Joseph Nkwain, who on August 21, 1986, survived one of the strangest natural disasters in history. (Lake Nyos, located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon…

Lake Nyos

"I could not speak. I became unconscious. I could not open my mouth because then I smelled something terrible ... I heard my daughter snoring in a terrible way, very abnormal.... When crossing to my daughter's bed ... I collapsed and fell ... I wanted to speak, my breath would not come out.... My daughter was already dead." Words of Joseph Nkwain, who on August 21, 1986, survived one of the strangest natural disasters in history. (Lake Nyos, located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon…

Lake Nyos - Super Happy Lucky Lake of Fun!!!!

Lake Nyos - Super Happy Lucky Lake of Fun!!!!

Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

Lake Nyos - Wikipedia

Cameroon's Lake Nyos Gas Burst: 30 Years Later

Cameroon's Lake Nyos Gas Burst: 30 Years Later

Lake Nyos disaster - Wikipedia

Lake Nyos disaster - Wikipedia

The lake literally exploded in what's known as a limnic eruption, sending a fountain of water over 300 feet into the air and creating a small tsunami. Hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide burst forth at 60 miles an hour, suffocating people up to 15 miles away. Of the 800 residents of nearby Nyos, six survived. In all, 1,746 people died and more than 3,500 livestock perished in a matter of minutes.

Deadly Lake Kills 1,746

The lake literally exploded in what's known as a limnic eruption, sending a fountain of water over 300 feet into the air and creating a small tsunami. Hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide burst forth at 60 miles an hour, suffocating people up to 15 miles away. Of the 800 residents of nearby Nyos, six survived. In all, 1,746 people died and more than 3,500 livestock perished in a matter of minutes.

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. A natural dam of volcanic rock contains the lake waters and a pocket of magma lies beneath the lake and leaks carbon dioxide into the water, changing it into carbonic acid.

Lake Nyos is a crater lake in the Northwest Region of Cameroon. A natural dam of volcanic rock contains the lake waters and a pocket of magma lies beneath the lake and leaks carbon dioxide into the water, changing it into carbonic acid.

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