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The Dead Sea is dying as thousands of sinkholes emerge in Israel

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By FP Staff November 02, 2021 12:53:34 IST

At 430 metres below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on the planet, sitting at the bottom of the Great Rift Valley. For millennia the lake has drawn visitors to float in its unusually buoyant, mineral-rich waters, which some say have healing properties. However, the area is now punctured by craters. The blue water recedes about a metre (yard) every year, leaving behind a lunar landscape whitened by salt and perforated with gaping holes. AFP

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