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Volcanic eruptions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo



This aerial photograph shows the rubble of buildings swallowed up in the village of Bushara near Goma a day after the Nyiragongo volcano erupted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Updated 3:57 PM ET, Thurs 27 May 2021.

This aerial photograph shows the rubble of buildings swallowed up in the village of Bushara near Goma a day after the Nyiragongo volcano erupted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Justin Katumwa/AFP/Getty Images

The Nyiragongo Volcano erupted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday. This resulted in the deaths of at least 31

people and forced 30,000 to flee their homes.

An evacuation order was issued in Goma. because of fear that the volcano will erupt again

Mount Nyiragongo is one of several volcanoes near the DRC’s border with Rwanda and Uganda. The last major eruption in 2002 killed 250 people and displaced thousands.

eruption on saturday Destroy at least 900 homes and flatten five schools, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council, a leading humanitarian organization. It also damages electricity and water supply in the city.


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