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Congo: The Rumor of a Volcanic Eruption Creates Panic in Goma

The rumor of an eruption of the Nyiragongo volcano has created panic Monday, March 7 in the town of Goma in North Kivu.


Local sources report that the vendors closed their shops while some residents have taken the lead Kitshanga in Rutshuru territory.

For their part, the Goma Volcano Observatory scientists provide that there was no volcanic eruption. They indicate that since 28 February, intense activity is observed in the crater of Nyiragongo.

Scientists at the observatory are asking residents not to panic and go about their normal activities.

They handed Monday afternoon to vice governor of North Kivu, Feller Lutahichirwa a report on the activity of the Nyiragongo volcano.

The last eruption of this volcano occurred in 2002. It had caused enormous damage in the city of Goma, displacing nearly half a million people.

By Robert Muriisa.

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