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Sat May 22, 2021, 07:17 PM

Volcano in eastern Congo erupts, triggering panic in Goma [View all]

Source: irishexaminer

Sat, 22 May, 2021 - 20:29
Hereward Holland, Reuters

Mount Nyiragongo in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the world's most active volcanoes, erupted on Saturday, sending panicked residents of the nearby city of Goma fleeing, although a volcanologist said the city did not appear to be in danger.

People grabbed mattresses and other belongings and fled towards the frontier with neighbouring Rwanda as a red glow filled the sky above the city.

Dario Tedesco, a volcanologist in the lakeside city of around 2 million, told Reuters Goma did not appear to be at risk, and lava appeared to be flowing east in the direction of the Rwandan border. Earlier he had said he thought lava might hit Goma, but he later said this was not the case.....................................

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A lava lake and a mini cone inside the Mount Nyiragongo volcano crater spew gas into the sky inside the Virunga National Park, near Goma, in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo February 12, 2021. Picture REUTERS/Hereward Holland

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