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DRC rescuers search for people killed by volcano fumes

In the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, rescue workers recover the bodies of people asphyxiated by toxic fumes from the lava of the Nyiragongo volcano. Rescuers found a total of five victims, bringing to 20 the number killed since Africa's most active volcano erupted on Saturday.

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