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Sun May 23, 2021, 10:15 PM

7. At least 15 dead, thousands forced to flee as volcano erupts in Congo

Source: Associated Press

At least 15 dead, thousands forced to flee as volcano erupts in Congo

May 23, 2021, 4:30 AM EDT / Updated May 23, 2021, 4:29 PM EDT / Source: Associated Press
By The Associated Press

GOMA, Congo Torrents of lava poured into villages after dark in eastern Congo with little warning, leaving at least 15 people dead amid the chaos and destroying more than 500 homes, officials and survivors said Sunday.

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo on Saturday night sent about 5,000 people fleeing from the city of Goma across the nearby border into Rwanda, while another 25,000 others sought refuge to the northwest in Sake, the U.N. children's agency said Sunday.

More than 170 children were still feared missing Sunday and UNICEF officials said they were organizing transit centers to help unaccompanied children in the wake of the disaster.

Goma ultimately was largely spared the mass destruction it suffered the last time the volcano erupted back in 2002. Hundreds died then and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. But in outlying villages closer to the volcano, Sunday was marked by grief and uncertainty.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/thousands-forced-flee-mount-nyiragongo-volcano-erupts-congo-n1268261

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