Most of the victims died from direct contact with the hot lava or from poisoning Gases Secreted by magma. Explosion volcano Nyiragongo, located about 10 How many From the city of Goma with a population of half a million people, it was last Saturday. Strong seismic shocks were still felt in Goma. People fear another eruption.
The International Red Cross reported that lava destroyed 900 to 2,500 homes with a population of at least 5,000 and around 550,000 said people were being denied access to water. Entria, Based on PAP.
UNICEF: More than a hundred children have been separated from their families
On the night of the eruption, about 3.5 thousand people managed to cross the border with Rwanda. 25 thousand people moved towards sake in the northwest. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported that some children have been separated from their parents while fleeing the lava. UNICEF You mentioned that families have yet to find more than 100 of them.
We found about 530 children separated from their families. Fortunately, we were able to facilitate the reunification of 360 children and their relatives – he said BBC Jean Mettinier, UNICEF Field Director in Goma.
Nyiragongo is one of the most active volcanoes in the world, but there are concerns that its situation has not been properly monitored by the Goma Volcanoes Observatory as the World Bank has cut funds due to corruption allegations against local authorities. BBC.
The previous eruption of Nyiragongo volcano was in 2002. It killed 250 people, and 120,000 lost their homes. The most deadly volcanic eruption occurred in 1977, when it killed more than 600 people.