Former Rubber Officers Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ordered on Thursday (27) Evacuation of part of the city of 2 million inhabitants due to the risk of a new explosion On the Nyaragongo Volcano.
“Current data and soil deformation indicate the presence of magma under the urban area of Goma, which extends below Lake Kivu”, in a message to the population in the local press, informing the military governor general of North Kivu, Constant Nadima did.
“Currently, we cannot exclude explosions on land or under the lake [Kivu], Which can happen with little or no warning sign, “said the governor, who ordered a mandatory evacuation towards Saké (20 km west of Goma).
Volcano in the Democratic Republic of the Congo – Photo: G1 Mundo
One of the world’s most active and dangerous volcanoes, Nyaragongo exploded on a mountain of the same name on Saturday night (22), Destroyed villages and killed at least 15 people (See video below).
The lava stopped hundreds of meters from the boundary of Goma, but Destroyed 17 villages along the way, blocked an important road leading to the city and cut off the main source of local energy. Many people have escaped Rwanda.
15 killed by volcanic eruption in Congo
Earthquake waves arose on Monday (24) following the Saturday’s eruption. Scaring residents who are still recovering from the tragedy, and commerce again.
With the new government alert, thousands of people are already leaving the region again.
The governor said the evacuation should be carried out “peacefully and without rain, under the coordination of humanitarian activists and with the means of transport provided by the authorities”.
Cracks in the avenue due to earthquake after the Nyaragongo volcano went live – Photo: Reuters
Lava from a volcanic eruption on Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday (23) – Photo: Justin Kabumba / AP
General Constant Nadima concluded, “People should take the minimum, so that everyone is likely to start after carefully closing the houses.”
His announcement was followed by the departure of thousands of people in the southwest, towards the Congolese region of Masi, and also towards the border with Rwanda in the east.
Residents of Goma returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday (23) after taking refuge in Rwanda due to volcanic eruptions – Photo: Justin Kabumba / AP
People in the middle of cold lava after a volcanic eruption at Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Goma – Photo: Clarice Butsapu / AP
Goma experienced a similar tragedy in 2002, When the same volcano erupted and lava reached the city, killing 250 people and rendering 120,000 homeless.
Experts at the Goma Volcano Observatory, which monitors Nyiragongo, have been struggling to conduct basic checks since the World Bank cut funding amid allegations of corruption.
The sky in Goma City of the Democratic Republic of Congo turned red after the eruption of the Nyaragongo volcano on Saturday night (22) – Photo: Justin Kabumba / AP
Residents of the Goma region in the Democratic Republic of Congo climb a hill of cold magma dumped by the eruption of the Nyaragongo volcano on Sunday (23) – Photo: Justin Kabumba / AP