Congo's Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts, Sending Lava For Miles But Sparing A City | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Congo's Mount Nyiragongo Volcano Erupts, Sending Lava For Miles But Sparing A City

Mount Nyiragongo in Congo erupted suddenly Saturday night, turning the sky a fiery red, sending lava spilling down its sides and threatening the major city of Goma.

Overnight, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the region reported during a reconnaissance flight that the lava didn't appear to be flowing toward Goma, a city of nearly 2 million on the edge of Lake Kivu. But still, thousands evacuated — many across the border into Rwanda — remembering the widespread devastation that the last eruption in 2002 caused, when reports of the death toll ranged into the hundreds and tens of thousands of homes were lost.

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