THE DOOR TO HELL

The Door to Hell, as locals call it, is situated near the small town of Darvaz in Turkmenistan.  Thirty-five years ago, geologists were drilling for gas when then encountered a very large cavern underground filled with a poisonous gas.  They ignited the gas expecting it to burn off in a few hours.  Thirty-five years later, the gas is still burning.

 

 

 

 

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