By the time Laki stopped erupting in February 1784, it had spewed out over eight millions tons of the highly toxic chemical flourine. With livestock feeding on the poisoned ash which had fallen, Laki was to cast a deadly shadow over Iceland as it claimed the lives 10,000 people. Fascinating clip taken from the BBC Timewatch programme Killer Cloud. Watch more high quality videos on the new BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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