You have been terrified with the world’s deadliest destinations in part one, but just wait until you see part two! These cities are deadly and treacherous fit only for the bravest of souls; are you brave enough to see one of them?
Number Five: Ilha da Queimada Grande, Brazil. Just off the coast of Brazil sets one of the world’s deadliest islands. Ilha da Queimada Grande, or “Snake Island” is home to the Golden Lancehead Viper. The Golden Lancehead is one of the most poisonous and ferocious snakes known to man and live in condensed quantities on Snake Island. The population of snakes on this island is so concentrated that there are as many as five snakes per meter. Despite the large array of snakes on Snake Island, the Golden Lancehead is by far the most fearsome. The venom from this beast is said to slowly paralyze its victim and liquefy the insides. No victim has survived long enough to even be hospitalized.
Number Four: Mount Hua, China. One of China’s great five mountains and popular tourist destination due to its traditional, sacred histories as well as astonishing view, Mount Hua is also one of China’s deadliest attractions. The mountain is lined with wooden planks only two feet wide with an iron chain as the only safety precaution, as well as some of the steepest stone staircases in the world. No statistics exist for the number of victims this path takes; however, it holds its title of the deadliest path in the world with its rumors of hundreds of deaths annually.
Number Three: Danakil Desert, Ethiopia. The depression of the Danakil Desert is the essential heart of Ethiopia’s extensive salt trade. A hazardous two-day journey across this sunbaked, unforgiving terrain is necessary to collect the salt from “The Golden Earth”. The Golden Earth produces a unique mineral salt rock from surrounding volcanic activity and the effects of the harsh sun, as well as breathtaking scenery unlike any other. This particular salt rock is indigenous to this area alone, but the path to retrieve it has proven deadly.
Number Two: Mayak Complex, Russia. The Mayak Complex was a secret, experimental facility for the research and development of nuclear weapons. Those who worked in the facility were mainly prisoners coerced into working for a less-harsh sentence, along with the leading Soviet scientists. The radioactivity and disasters that ensued killed not only the entire collection of workers and scientists, but also the majority of the twenty-four surrounding villages who were poisoned by their nuclear waste.
Number One: Camden, New Jersey. That’s right, one of the world’s deadliest destinations is right here in America. Deemed to be the most dangerous city in the U.S., Camden, New Jersey, is noted for its intensely high levels of violent crimes. The population of this city is rather small, although has one of the highest crime rates. It is estimated that 25.66 violent crimes occur per 1,000 residents, which is much higher than the national average of 3.8. This means that one of every 39 inhabitants of Camden is involved in a violent crime.