panic as africa most active volcano erupts

Mount Nyiragongo [photo courtesy]>

Mount Nyiragongo [photo courtesy]

by Beatrice Ambasa May 24, 2021

Residents of Goma, a town in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, had a rough night as many were forced to evacuate the area after a volcano erupted late on Saturday.

Mount Nyiragongo’s eruption has caused panic across the city as many fear for their lives.

Nyiragongo’s eruption in 2002 left over 250 dead while rendering almost 120,000 people homeless.

The evacuation has seen many cross into neighboring Rwanda, which is also at risk as volcanic lava is flowing towards East of Rwanda.

President Felix Tshisekedi who is reported to be in Europe is set to return to the country while UN aircraft have moved in to help with the evacuation.