Sat, 8 October 2016
On August 21, 1986, a giant cloud of carbon dioxide rose from Lake Nyos in Cameroon, Africa. As the cloud filtered down it displaced all of the air in its wake. Sixteen miles away it settled into three villages killing some 1,700 people. Lake Nyos was the first known large-scale asphyxiation caused by a natural event.
Direct download: Episode_31_-_The_Deadly_Cloud_at_Lake_Nyos.mp3
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