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Did You Hear? Our National Museum of Natural History Went Up in Flames!

sodelhi
So Delhi 12 Apr 2018

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This Tuesday a brutal fire broke out in our iconic National Museum of Natural History destroying it to the core. The museum that's existed since 1978 is now in shambles and there is still no update on how it was caused.

The museum's collection included a gem as old as a 160 million year old fossil bone of a lizard footed dinosaur that was called a Sauropod. It started off around 1:30 AM and 40 fire tenders had to be rushed to the spot to get it under control.

The reason why it spread so rapidly was that their fire safety mechanisms weren't functioning but it was still controlled within 2 hours. This truly acted as a wake up call and so a fire audit of 34 other museums has been ordered.

Via Times Of India

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