Despite warning: Toxic lake in Siberia is an Instagram hit

Despite warning: Toxic lake in Siberia is an Instagram hit

The beautiful, perfect world of Instagramers has recently started to falter. Now that all exotic places in the world have been photographed, the new selfie hotspots have to become increasingly unusual, extreme - and dangerous. & Nbsp; Only recently the restricted area around the former Chernoblyl reactor was discovered as a new location for as many likes as possible & nbsp; - beautiful, sick Instagram world.

More than 3,000 kilometers to the east, young women and men are now driving to a lake near the Siberian city of Novosibirsk for the perfect snapshot. The turquoise water of the lake is so intense that you might think you are in the Caribbean or the Maldives. The lake even got its own hashtag: #Novosibirsk Maldives, which means "Maldives of Novosibirsk".

There is only one catch: The supposed dream lake is actually the ash dump of a Russian thermal power plant. Because more and more Instagram disciples are making pilgrimages to the lake, even wedding pictures are taken there, the company itself, the Siberian, now has Generating Company, issue a warning: Under no circumstances should you drink the water. Even a short skin contact can cause extremely allergic reactions due to the toxic chemicals. & Nbsp; The bottom of the ash dump is also muddy and it is practically impossible "to get out of the reservoir without help." Incidentally, it is also the harmful metal oxides that make the water appear so intense.

Hopefully the Instagramers won't accidentally fall into the lake on their rubber unicorns and stand-up paddle boards. & Nbsp; - & nbsp; and the best thing to do is simply find a new, secure Instagram location.