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How the Soviets accidentally discovered the 'Gates of Hell' - BBC REEL

Located in Turkmenistan’s Karakum desert, the Darvaza crater is a massive man-made sinkhole that has been leaking methane gas for decades. It has been said that it was intentionally set alight by Soviet authorities, hoping it would burn off in a matter of weeks. However, nearly 50 years later, the crater is still burning and its true origins are still shrouded in mystery. Video by Adrian Hartrick and Dominika Ozynska #bbcreel #bbc #bbcnews
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