Congo farmers flee volcanic eruption


On Sunday, lava poured from Mt. Nyiragongo, located in eastern Congo, into villages below. The eruption buried hundreds of homes and forced villagers to evacuate. Reuters reports many of them were farmers with livestock.

The latest reports found around 40 people were killed and left thousands homeless. You can see the lava flow engulf this home.

The lava flow stopped just short of a major city, Goma, home to nearly 2 million people. Thousands of people fled across the border into nearby Rwanda for safety.

The volcano erupted back in 2002. It left 250 people dead and 150 thousand people homeless.


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