Quick Fact: Of the “Gates of Hell” in Turkministan. In 1971, a…

Of the “Gates of Hell” in Turkministan. In 1971, a Soviet drilling rig accidently punctured an underground natural gas cavern. To head off a environmental catastrophe, the Soviets set the gas on fire. The crater has been burning continuously for 47 years since.. Ref: www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-gates-of-hell

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