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The 50 Most Famous Disaster Photographs - Lake Nyos Outgassing

Lake Nyos Outgassing - The 50 Most Famous Disaster Photographs | ComplexCasualties: 1,700 The deadly cloud of carbon dioxide that came over Cameroon in 1986 was undetectable until people and livestock began to fall dead around Lake Nyos. The lake sits atop a dormant volcano and emitted gasses built up over hundreds of years. The lake's once-blue water turned muddy red.