Around 400,000 people need help after fleeing Congo volcano, U.N. says

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GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Around 400,000 people need support or protection after fleeing a volcano eruption and a wave of aftershocks in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations said on Friday. At least 31 people died when Mount Nyiragongo sent a wall of lava spreading towards the city of Goma on Saturday, destroying 3,000 homes along the way and cutting a major road used to bring aid to the strife-torn region. The lava stopped just short of the city limits, but thousands more people fled early on Thursday when the government warned that the volcano, one of…

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