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The Lake Nyos Disaster: How a Volcanic Lake Turned Deadly

The Lake Nyos Disaster: How a Volcanic Lake Turned Deadly

On the night of August 21, 1986, a tragic and mysterious event unfolded in a remote part of Cameroon. Lake Nyos, a crater lake located in the Northwest Region, unleashed a lethal cloud of carbon dioxide gas that killed nearly 1,800 people and thousands of livestock in nearby villages. This disaster, known as the Lake Nyos disaster, remains one of the deadliest natural events in history. This article delves into the causes, impact, and lessons learned from this catastrophic incident. The Volcanic Origins of Lake Nyos Lake Nyos is a deep, volcanic crater lake formed from an ancient volcanic eruption.…
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