(News.com.au) AT FIRST glance this photo may appear to show snow covering a mountain. But the reality of what's going on here is horrifying.
This is actually an incredibly rare and very unnatural phenomenon. It's a lake in India that's so toxic that it froths over and even bursts into flames. It's a scene straight out of a horror movie.
Located in the bustling hi-tech hub of Bangalore, the 36 kilometre Bellandur Lake is the largest — and most polluted — one in the city.
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The foam is a result of the toxic water which contains a high content of ammonia and phosphate and very low dissolved oxygen. This has been put down to decades worth of untreated chemical waste being pumped into it.