Thousands evacuate over possible second DRC volcano eruption

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Thousands of residents have evacuated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo's eastern city of Goma under threat from a another eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano, the United Nations said.
A Congolese man carries a baby as he evacuates the town of Goma in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo volcano over Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo on Wednesday. Photo by Michel Lunanga/EPA-EFE

May 29 (UPI) --

U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesman Jens Laerke said Friday that the Congolese government has ordered up to 400,000 people to evacuate from the capital of North Kivu province. The order comes a week after an eruption of the volcano.

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