June 20, 2021

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Congo’s Nyiragongo volcano erupts, sending people fleeing from major city – The Washington Post

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A government spokesman, Patrick Muyaya, said late on Saturday that Goma’s evacuation plan had been activated, as the Associated Press reported that thousands were already fleeing, often on foot. A din of people and honking horns could be heard in videos of the red-glowing eruption shared on social media, and Rwandan officials said that more than 3,500 Congolese people had sought refuge across the border in nearby Rwanda.

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