DR Congo Eruption ‘False Alarm’ as Humanitarian Crisis Mounts

DR Congo Eruption ‘False Alarm’ as Humanitarian Crisis Mounts

DR Congo’s government on Saturday mistakenly announced that another volcano had erupted, later admitting it was a false alarm, with the scare coming a week after Mount Nyiragongo roared back into life, causing devastation and sparking a mass exodus.

The blunder comes as the government is increasingly criticised over a looming humanitarian crisis, with around 400,000 residents having evacuated the eastern city of Goma after a week of rolling aftershocks

The communications ministry said the “low intensity” eruption sent lava flowing into an uninhabited area, before issuing another statement saying it was a “false alarm on Nyamuragira”.

News Source : News18

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