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A Lake In India Overflowing With Skeletons

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Roopkund Lake is a glacial lake in India that sits 4,876 kilometers (16,000) feet above sea level. This lake is overflowing with hundreds of skeletal remains, including those of children, men, and women of all ages. These remains date back to around 850 A.D. Looking at the damages to these skeletons, researchers have inferred that the cause of death was extreme hail storms, which is common for the area.


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Key Facts In This Video

  1. India's Roopkund Lake is overflowing with skeletal remains. 00:00

  2. The skeletons in Roopkund Lake belonged to people who were killed from extreme hailstorms. 01:59

  3. The hail stones that killed the skeletons in Roopkund Lake had diameters as big as 22.86 centimeters (9 inches). 02:26