Strange Village in Argentina – level 3
Epecuen, which is 549 kilometres southwest of Buenos Aires, Argentina, once was a busy lakeside village renowned for its saltwater baths.
This came to a sudden end in November 1985, though, when the town’s lake overflowed and water surged into the town. Locals and tourists were forced to evacuate and just days later, their homes and buildings were covered by almost 10 metres of salt water.
Now, 30 years on, the village is one of Argentina’s tourist attractions once more; the water has evaporated and former residents can walk through the ruins of what was once their town. It looks like a setting from a zombie apocalypse film.
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