UN says scores still missing after Nyiragongo volcano

More than 20,000 people are homeless and 40 still missing in the aftermath of a volcanic eruption in eastern Congo that killed dozens.

The United Nations says the aftermath has  continued to cause strong earthquakes in the nearby city of Goma that runs to the border of Rwanda.

And people fled their homes in Rwanda’s western town of Gisenyi as volcanic tremors continued. The tremors follow Saturday’s eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Rwanda Seismic Monitor reported earthquakes and tremors on Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

The authorities have appealed for calm and said they are taking measures to assist people in danger after dozens of houses were destroyed.

The town’s hospital has moved patients from its wards to other hospitals in western and northern Rwanda.

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