DR Congo: Volcano eruption prompts Goma evacuation
24 May 2021 | 7:13 am
The Congolese government said it was evacuating Goma, a city of nearly 2 million people, after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo. Lava reached the city's airport but stopped short of the urban areas.
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