Explained: Why does Turkmenistan want to close the ‘gates of hell’?

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov has decided to close the Gates of Hell, which is located in the north of his country. The president has ordered officials to immediately begin efforts to extinguish the fire caused by a methane gas leak at the Gates of Hell. We are losing our vital natural resources, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov …

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