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Turkmenistan plans to close its ‘Gateway to Hell’

BBC News

January 8, 2022

Turkmenistan’s president has ordered the extinguishing of the country’s “Gateway to Hell”, a fire that has been burning for decades in a huge desert gas crater.

Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov wants it put out for environmental and health reasons, as well as part of efforts to increase gas exports.

Mystery surrounds the Darvaza crater’s creation in the Karakum Desert.

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