June 15, 2020
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Mount Vesuvius eruption
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Mount Vesuvius Erupts
Many ran to the road of Pompeii, which caused hundreds to be crushed to death in the process.
People begin to suffocate on the ash.
The volcanic ash turned day to night.
By now, over a quarter of the population of Pompeii was dead.
Every hour, 4 feet of debris fell.
Crassius and the 53 fugitives survived 12 hours in the barrel vault but died due to the toxic gases which cemented the inside of their throats and lungs.
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