The Mysterious Lake

By Anupum Pant

Lac de Gafsa of “Mysterious lake” just like it is named, mysteriously appeared in the Tunisian town of Gafsa in 2014. In a place where there was only sand and was suffering from a major drought, this 2 acre lake, 10 meters deep, came as a surprise for locals and tourists as well. People started flocking it and taking dips in this young mysterious lake.

It’s said that seismic activity gave birth to this lake. Some said that the water in it was radioactive due to the phosphate mining that was going around that place. When it first appeared it was turquoise and then soon turned green due to uncontrolled algae growth.
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