Image: Jack Lockwood, USGS
Imagine living in a remote village. Darkness has fallen and villagers are getting ready for bed, when suddenly you hear a loud ‘boom’. Nothing too much to scare you in itself, but then comes the strange fog, rolling, rolling over everything, spreading out its poisonous tentacles. You and your family start to have trouble breathing. Desperate for air, you go outside – right into the deadly fog. This actual event befell 1,700 people and 3,500 animals on August 21, 1986 in Cameroon.
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