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​​​​​​​”Evacuation Activated” After Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts In Eastern Congo

​​​​​​​”Evacuation Activated” After Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts In Eastern Congo

All of a sudden, volcano activity worldwide has increased in recent months. The latest eruption occurred on Saturday in the Democratic Republic of Congo, reported BBC News

Lava from the Mount Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern part of sub-Saharan African country is spewing into the night sky. Panicked residents of Goma, a city of 2 million people located 6 miles from the volcano, are being evacuated. 

“The evacuation plan for the city of Goma has been activated. The government is discussing urgent measures to take now,” a government spokesman Patrick Muyaya tweeted. 

Dario Tedesco, a volcanologist based in Goma, told Reuters that a new fracture has formed, and the lava flows south toward the city. 

The last eruption occurred in 2002 where more than 250 people were killed, and 120,000 were left homeless. 

The New Times in Rwanda tweeted a short clip of the eruption. The close proximity of Goma to the volcano could result in disaster. 

Conservationist Dr. Paula Kahumbu tweeted a stunning video of the lava flow.

Lava is flowing onto streets. 

From afar, the eruption is terrifying. 

Building structures burned by lava flows. 

Some say lava flows are moving towards the Rwanda border, and the main road from Goma to Rutshuru has possibly closed. 

People are fleeing Goma. 

*This story is developing… 

Tyler Durden
Sat, 05/22/2021 – 18:15

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