January 17, 2022

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Volcanic eruption in Congo | ABC News

The volcano is located next to the city of Coma, which has a population of about 1 million.

Although local officials say the volcanic eruption is not in danger of reaching some parts of the city, many have fled their homes in panic.

The eruption started at 7pm local time. Local authorities are asking people to follow the news coming from the Civil Defense. Shortly after the eruption began, large areas of the city were without electricity.

The pungent smell of sulfur on the city

– The dark evening sky shines with a red-hot glow, Says a reporter working for AFP in a coma

There is a strong fog of sulfur over the city, and volcanologist Tario Tedesco tells Reuters that large volcanoes are flowing from the volcano.

The last eruption of Nyarango was in January 2002, when large parts of eastern Coma were covered in volcanic ash and ash, killing hundreds of people and leaving hundreds of thousands more.

The worst eruption was in 1977, when more than 600 people lost their lives.

Nearly half the city was destroyed

Located in the province of North Kivu and in the Coma region on the border of Rwanda and Uganda, there are six volcanoes that are over 3,000 meters high.

Nyaragongo The volcano in eastern Congo, near the border with Rwanda, is 3,469 meters above sea level. It is located in Virunga National Park and is one of the most active volcanoes in Africa Store Norske Lexicon.

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When it erupted in January 2002, three volcanic eruptions occurred. One of them reached the city of Coma, about 10 kilometers south of the volcano and destroyed 40 percent of the city.

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