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Mount Nyiragongo: Goma Is Partly Evacuated Amid Fears Of Further Volcanic Eruption

Evacuation orders were given for most of the town, fearing further eruptions and tremors.

May 29, 2021

Residents board boats to flee across Lake Kivu in the direction of South Kivu province, at the port of Kituku in Goma, in eastern Congo. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing the city of Goma in eastern Congo fearing another volcanic eruption by Mount Nyiragongo, which spewed lava near the city last week.

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Residents board boats to flee across Lake Kivu in the direction of South Kivu province, at the port of Kituku in Goma, in eastern Congo.

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Residents carry belongings as they flee Goma, Congo, five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted. Evacuation orders were given for most of the town, fearing further eruptions and tremors.

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Residents flee Goma, Congo, five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted. A new eruption could occur at any moment, the military governor of Congo's North Kivu province, Lt. Gen. Constat Ndima Kongba, announced.

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People who fled Goma, Congo, gather at a food distribution point in Sake, some 25 kms (16 miles) west of Goma where they found shelter following an official evacuation order five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted.

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Residents travel by boat to flee across Lake Kivu in the direction of South Kivu province, at the port of Kituku in Goma, in eastern Congo.

AP Photo/Justin Kabumba

People who fled Goma, Congo, gather at a food distribution point in Sake, some 25 kms (16 miles) west of Goma where they found shelter following an official evacuation order five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted.

AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa

People who fled Goma following an official evacuation order five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted, find shelter in Sake, some 25 kms (16 miles) west of Goma, Congo.

AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa

People who fled Goma, Congo, reach out for food as they gather at a distribution point in Sake, some 25 kms (16 miles) west of Goma where they found shelter following an official evacuation order five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted.

AP Photo/Moses Sawasawa

Residents flee Goma five days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted, in Congo. Evacuation orders were given for most of the town, fearing further eruptions and tremors.

AP Photo/Justin Kabumba