Longest sandstone cave in world, discovered in Meghalaya | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2017

Longest sandstone cave in world, discovered in Meghalaya

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Known for several caves hidden under its undulating hills, Meghalaya now boasts of the longest sandstone cave in the world.
The cave named Krem Puri discovered near the village of Laitsohum in Mawsynram area of East Khasi Hills district.
With a length of 24,583 metres, Krem Puri was discovered back in 2016 but the actual length of the cave was obtained by the Meghalaya Adventurers’ Association (MAA) during one of its recent expeditions.
It is 6,000m longer than the current listed sandstone cave in the world, Cueva El Samán, (18,200m) in Venezuela.
The cave system has fossils of dinosaurs, especially the Mosasaurus, a giant reptile that lived 66-76 million years ago.

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