Video: Nyiragongo volcano eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lava destroyed more than 500 homes, and nearly 30,000 people were forced to flee the affected areas. Many migrated to RwandaThe country on the border with the most affected areas. Moreover, according to UNICEFAnd the More than 170 children are missing.
Lava from a volcano eruption on Mount Nyiragongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this Sunday (23) – Photo: Justin Kabumba / AP Photo
Residents of Goma returned to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Sunday (23) after seeking shelter in Rwanda to protect themselves from a volcano eruption – Photo: Justin Kabumba / AP Photo
The Goma Center itself was not affected by lava. But the city air was difficult to breathe due to the ash and the nearby small villages the explosion destroyed the volcano. Locals do not know what to do, according to reports obtained by The Associated Press.
“People are still in a state of panic and hunger. They don’t even know where to spend the night,” Alumba Sotoy, a resident, told the AP.
Goma experienced a similar tragedy in 2002, when the volcano itself erupted and lava reached the city. Hundreds died in that time, and more than 100,000 people were displaced.
Map – a volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Photo: G1 World