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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flagBelgium
0%
94%
0%
0%
18
flagDenmark
0%
93%
6%
0%
16
flagGermany
1%
91%
2%
4%
168
flagAustria
4%
86%
0%
4%
23
flagItaly
0%
83%
6%
4%
43
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
83%
11%
5%
36
flagFrance
6%
83%
0%
6%
31
flagSpain
5%
81%
0%
7%
38
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
80%
5%
8%
359
flagAustralia
0%
80%
3%
15%
26
flagPoland
4%
77%
5%
10%
10202
flagNorway
4%
77%
9%
9%
22
flagthe United States
5%
74%
7%
8%
475
flagthe Netherlands
4%
70%
12%
9%
41
flagSweden
3%
69%
0%
19%
26
flagLithuania
12%
68%
6%
12%
16
flagCanada
8%
66%
2%
19%
36
flagIndia
9%
61%
9%
16%
42
flagUkraine
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10

Gender

men76%
women73%
native attack
5%
4%
volcano eruption
76%
73%
mass suicide
5%
6%
ergot poisoning
13%
15%

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