Volcanic eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in DRC Congo causes widespread damage

The eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Goma district has caused widespread damage and displacement.  According to UNICEF, more than 5,000 people crossed the border into Rwanda from Goma  and at least 25,000 were displaced in Sake, 25 km north-west of Goma 

At least 15 deaths have been confirmed, but the number is likely to rise as officials reach the hardest-hit areas. 

Nine of the victims died in a traffic accident as people fled. 

The last time the volcano erupted in 2002, hundreds were killed and more than 100,000 people were left homeless. 

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