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The president ordered the gates of hell, which had been burning for years, to be closed.  But do not know how |  World News

The president ordered the gates of hell, which had been burning for years, to be closed. But do not know how | World News

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The Gates of Hell in Turkmenistan has become a popular tourist destination. The massive crater next to the village of Dervais in the Kara-Kum desert has been repeatedly featured by media around the world. The desire of the ruling Kurbankula Bertimuhamadov in Turkmenistan, if he finds a way to put out the fire, can now go without gravity.

The crater was created in 1971 when the country was part of the Soviet Union, according to a frequently cited version of the event. Fossil fuel exploration in the Derweze area. Methane was found where the oil was expected. When drilling, geologists They scored In the gas pocket. as a consequence Washing The land above it collapsed, submerging the equipment, creating a crater about 20 meters deep and about 70 meters wide. Methane gas began to leak. To solve the new problem, it was decided to put out the fire in the hope that the gas would burn. But the fire has been burning in the abyss for more than 50 years.

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However, he describes BBC, Canadian researcher George Crohnis explored the abyss in 2013, and according to his findings, it is not certain who started the fire. According to Turkmen geologists, the crater was built in the 1960s, and the fire – much later, in the 1980s.

Bertie Mohamed, who has ruled the country since 2006, wants to put it out, regardless of the cause of the fire.

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Can the fire be extinguished?

Reported by france24.com, The dictator of Turkmen, in a statement on state television, advised experts to find a way to put out the fire.

He said the fire had a negative impact on the environment and the health of the people in the area. He added that the country was losing valuable resources that could bring profit and prosperity to its citizens.

However, closing the Hells Gate was not easy, and previous attempts had failed. Bertimuhamadov visited the site in 2010 and decided to put out the fire in the ditch.