Mt Nyiragongo volcano eruption 2021, On Saturday evening 22nd May 2021 Mount Nyiragongo volcano in DR Congo 20 kilometers north of Coma city near Lake Kivu, Mt Nyiragongo volcano started erupting, the lava cut off the main roads connecting to Goma city, among the roads including the road from Uganda via Bungana border to Goma, also the main road from Beni to Goma city has bn cut off, the resident is seen fleeing from Nyiragongo and other nearby areas to Rwandan border in Gisenyi town Rubavu district along lake Kivu for refuge
For those who don’t know Nyiragongo, Mount Nyiragongo volcano is a highly active volcano with a lava lake on top located in eastern DR Congo, Mt Nyiragongo last erupted in 2002 till Saturday night on May 23, 2021, when the residents weak up to see red the sky above causing panic among the Government of DR Congo and the residents in fact the evacuation team is underway to draw plans of evacuating people who are trapped in the different communities around Nyiragongo because most of the roads has been cut by lave flow.
As of Sunday 23, May 2021, different properties have been destroyed by the lava flowing like wildfire but there were no deaths or injuries reported so far. The last time Mt Nyiragongo volcano erupted in January 2002 it left hundreds of residents dead and over 90,000 residents homeless. There are about one million people who live near this active lava lake (Mount Nyiragongo) in the eastern Congo of Goma city.
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Congo President Félix Tshisekedi cut short his trip to Europe to return back home Sunday to coordinate the aid and evacuation team, also on Sunday there was an emergency meeting so that the authorities can set more plans. Mount Nyiragongo volcano is one of the most dangerous volcanos in the world. for more information about hiking mount Nyiragongo volcano contact us for any details, you may need.
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