Volcano warning sparks evacuation order in DR Congo

Goma - Authorities order evacuation over the risk of further eruptions from volcano



By AFP

Published: Thu 27 May 2021, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 27 May 2021, 9:36 AM

DR Congo authorities ordered the evacuation of part of the city of Goma on Thursday over the risk of further eruptions from volcano Nyiragongo, causing an immediate exodus of tens of thousands of people, an AFP correspondent said.

"Right now we can't rule out an eruption on land or under the lake (Kivu), which could happen very soon and without warning," the local military governor General Constant Ndima told media.

Residents displaced by the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption wait to register to receive some aid. Photo: AFP
Residents displaced by the Mount Nyiragongo volcanic eruption wait to register to receive some aid. Photo: AFP

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