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Turkmen Leader Orders to Put Out the ‘Gates of Hell’: RIA

Fires in ‘Gates of Hell’ gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan.

Fires in ‘Gates of Hell’ gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan.

Photographer: Giles Clarke/Getty Images

Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov ordered to invent a way to extinguish a giant gas crater in the Karakum desert known as the “Gates of Hell”, RIA Novosti reports citing Turkmen state TV.