Escaping from the lava


I met Eddy’s parents today, lovely and kind. They had me over for dinner and greeted me with a wonderful meal, in particular with some little Lake Kivu fish called zambaza. They told me how, in 2002, they heard at about 2 pm that Mount Nyiragongo’s eruption’s lava was coming down, and by 5 pm, 80% of this city was covered. 800 thousand people had 180 minutes to escape to Rwanda!

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