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Tremors shake Congo city, close schools, shops after volcanic eruption

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GOMA (Reuters) – Waves of earth tremors rocked the Congolese city of Goma on Monday, unnerving residents still reeling from a volcano eruption at the weekend that tore through nearby villages, displaced thousands and killed at least 15 people. Chaos descended on Goma on Saturday evening when Mount Nyiragongo, one of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, erupted, sending a smouldering wall of lava half a mile wide downhill towards the city of 2 million people. The lava flow stopped a few hundred meters short of the city limits, but destroyed 17 villages on the way, blocked a main rou…

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