No casualties reported in Congo volcano eruption

2010-01-03 09:09 BJT


One of Africa's most active volcanoes erupted Saturday. Nyamulagira in the heavily populated eastern Democratic Republic of Congo began spewing lava off its southern flank into a national park.

Mount Nyamulagira, is 55 kilometers from the town of Goma, the capital of the border province of North Kivu in the Democratic Congo.

The volcano erupted Saturday. There were no reports of casualties among villagers living at the foot of the volcano.

Janvier Bangumya, Rusayo Village Chief, said, "We have made the villagers aware of what's going on, and told them not to be afraid. We will keep everyone informed if the situation becomes more dangerous."

In this photo released by the Congolese Wildlife Authority, Virunga National Park, showing the scene as the Nyamulagira volcano erupts early Saturday,Jan. 2, 2010.(AP Photo)
In this photo released by the Congolese Wildlife Authority, Virunga
National Park, showing the scene as the Nyamulagira volcano erupts
early Saturday,Jan. 2, 2010.(AP Photo)