New Pakistan quake island emits gas

Visitors to an island that emerged from the sea off Pakistan during an earthquake on Tuesday say it emits flammable gases.

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Hasnain says:

"There were dead fish on the surface. And on one side we could hear the hissing sound of the escaping gas," Mr Baloch said.

Though they couldn't smell methane, they did put a match to the fissures from where the gas was oozing, and set it on fire.

"We put the fire out in the end, but it was quite a hassle. Not even the water could kill it, unless one poured buckets over it."

... Sure, there's a bunch of gas in an area known for gas deposits, let's light a match!

Posted on 2013-09-25T21:16:15+0000