- The Democratic Republic of Congo could have another volcanic eruption in the eastern part of the country, scientists in the country have reported.
Reports have said that scientists have recorded rising temperatures and signs of thick volcanic dust from Mount Nyamulagira, which is currently said to be the most threatening of the volcanic activities in the area.
However, scientists have said the effects of the current threatening volcano may not be as devastating as the 2002 eruption of Mount Nyiragongo, which left half of the city destroyed.
The BBC reported scientist, Dieudonne Wafula, saying if the volcano did erupt, there would be no immediate threat to the eastern capital of Goma, though warning that some key rural roads could be cut off.
Mount Nyamulagira lies some 25km from Goma.
Mount Nyiragongo, had the most devastating eruption in 1977, when up to 2,000 people died. In 2002, 45 people were reported to have died while over 300,000 people were displaced by the disaster.
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