Volcano disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo: 15 killed, 900 homes burned to ashes

Volcano disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo: 15 killed, 900 homes burned to ashes



Volcano disaster in Democratic Republic of Congo: 15 killed, 900 homes burned to ashes

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 15 people died in the volcano explosion that took place on Saturday night and 900 houses were turned to ashes. In Goma, where damage assessment studies are continuing, it is worried that the number of deaths will increase.

An explosion occurred on Nyiragongo Volcano in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, at night on Saturday.
In the statement made by the United Nations (UN), it was stated that as a result of the lava reaching the city, approximately 5 thousand people fled from the city of Goma to the neighboring Rwanda, and approximately 25 thousand people took refuge in the Sake region.
It was learned that many families who escaped from Goma started to return to their homes.
In the statement made by MONUSCO, the UN Stability Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it was noted that the lava formed after the eruption of the volcano blocked the road between Goma and Rutshuru and the lava reached the Monigi area in Goma, causing many houses to turn to ashes.
In a statement made by Red Cross officials in Goma, it was stated that at least 900 houses were turned to ashes. In Goma, where damage assessment studies are continuing, it is worried that the number of deaths will increase.
As a result of the last explosion in Nyiragongo Volcano in 2002, 250 people died and 120 thousand people became homeless.
The frames left over from the explosion …


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