On May 8, 1902, Ascension Day, all inhabitants of Saint-Pierre, the major city in Martinique, have died. Only two survived. What happened?

native attack
volcano eruption
mass suicide
ergot poisoning
The city was covered with py­ro­clas­tic flow, con­sist­ing of su­per­heat­ed steam and volcanic gases, with tem­per­a­tures ex­ceed­ing 1,075 °C (1,967 °F). One of the sur­vivors was held in an un­der­ground cell in the town's jail.

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flagDenmark
0%
95%
4%
0%
24
flagBelgium
0%
95%
0%
0%
20
flagGermany
2%
88%
2%
5%
196
flagAustria
3%
86%
0%
3%
29
flagFrance
3%
84%
3%
5%
53
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
84%
11%
4%
44
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
82%
4%
7%
479
flagItaly
1%
82%
6%
5%
58
flagSpain
5%
81%
0%
7%
38
flagAustralia
0%
81%
3%
14%
27
flagNorway
3%
80%
7%
7%
26
flagGreece
0%
80%
6%
0%
15
flagPoland
4%
78%
4%
10%
12420
flagCanada
6%
75%
2%
14%
49
flagthe United States
5%
74%
7%
8%
544
flagSweden
6%
70%
0%
16%
31
flagLithuania
11%
70%
5%
11%
17
flagthe Netherlands
6%
68%
12%
10%
47
flagUnknown
5%
67%
8%
14%
68
flagIndia
9%
61%
9%
15%
44

Gender

men76%
women73%
native attack
5%
5%
volcano eruption
76%
73%
mass suicide
5%
6%
ergot poisoning
13%
15%

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