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Volcano erupts in the Congo

Published 31/08/2010 | 08:47

A Congolese soldier and guard for Virunga National Park looks down into a lava lake with a diameter of 300 metres boiling in the crater of
Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern Congo
A Congolese soldier and guard for Virunga National Park looks down into a lava lake with a diameter of 300 metres boiling in the crater of Nyiragongo volcano near Goma in eastern Congo

A volcano in Virunga National Park, in the Congo has erupted. The volcano erupted in eastern Congo, sending lava toward a national park, threatening wildlife, in the sparsely populated region.

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Scientists recorded significant increased volcanic activity around Goma in the east of the country.

Half of the city was destroyed in 2002 after the nearest of two volcanoes, Mount Nyiragongo, erupted.

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