At least 15 people have died as a result of the eruption of Nyiragongo volcano in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. The country’s authorities said more than 500 homes had been destroyed. In turn, UNICEF reported that more than 170 children were missing.

The volcanic eruption that occurred on Saturday evening caused about 5,000 Goma residents to flee from the nearby border to Rwanda, while another 25,000 fled to Rwanda. He took refuge in the northwest in Saki, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Its representatives said they are organizing transit centers to help unaccompanied children in the aftermath of the disaster.

In the end, Goma survived the major devastation that occurred during the last eruption of this volcano in 2002. 250 people were killed, and 120,000 were left homeless.

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