AN unpaid scientist studying Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo has said he warned international authorities the volcano was about to erupt more than a week before the city of Goma was engulfed in molten lava.
AT LEAST 100 looters died in a fireball in Goma yesterday after pouring petrol into the molten lava still creeping through the town, five days after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.
FIFTY people were killed today when lava flowing from the Congo volcano blew up a filling station. The victims were trying to steal petrol and diesel fuel when the tanks ignited, killing 50 in the initial explosion.
OMINOUS rumblings deep beneath Mount Fuji, an active volcano that has been asleep for nearly 300 years, are sending shivers of alarm through seismologists, local governments and nearby communities.
PICKING their way through noxious lava, up to 300,000 people returned to Goma yesterday, three days after the volcano Mt Nyiragongo poured a river of molten rock through the capital of eastern Congo.
IT IS a land inhabited by mountain gorillas and legends of angry spirits trapped in mountains.