Medical evaluation of the victims of the 1986 Lake Nyos disaster.

  title={Medical evaluation of the victims of the 1986 Lake Nyos disaster.},
  author={Glenn N. Wagner and Melissa A. Clark and Ernest Koenigsberg and S J Decata},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={33 4},
A cloud of carbon dioxide gas, with an estimated volume of 1 km3 was released from Lake Nyos, a volcanic crater lake in Cameroon, Africa, causing 1700 to 2000 human fatalities as well as killing thousands of livestock and wild animals. At the request of the Cameroonian Government, the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance of the U.S. Department of State sent a multidisciplinary team which included 2 forensic pathologists to assist the Government of Cameroon in investigating this natural… CONTINUE READING

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