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

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

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

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

Lake Nyos Disaster

Lake Nyos Disaster

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.

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.

"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…

"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…

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