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Lake Nyos - Deadliest Lake in the World

Known locally as "the Bad Lake," Lake Nyos, located in the Northwest Region of Cameroon, Africa, carried a folklore of danger, and tales were spoken of...

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


lake nyos An active crater lake that formed from an eruption about 5 centuries ago. the murky brown formed after a deadly release of toxic gas killing 1700 people and cattle

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Lake Nyos

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

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Lake Nyos, Cameroon

Lake Nyos, Cameroon: In 1986, Lake Nyos caused one of the largest unusual natural disasters in recorded history when it literally blew up without warning.