Turkmenistan Intends To Close Its Famous “Door to Hell”

The door to hell is officially known as the Darvanza Well, it is 69 meters in diameter, 30 meters deep, and has an internal temperature of 400 ° C.

Well of Darvanza or the Gate of Hell.

This “door to hell” was created after an accident in 1971, during gas exploration work by Soviet geologists, who saw their equipment and tents being swallowed up by the earth.

Fearing the escape of several dangerous natural gases, the team decided to set it on fire with the idea that it would be extinguished in a few days, however, it has been burning for half a century, giving an impressive show worthy of its nickname.

Now, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov aims to extinguish the burning gas crater forever.

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