Goma: A Volcano Explodes
On January 18, 2002, the Nyiragongo volcano fissured, pouring enormous amounts of lava across Goma, Congo. Within hours, half of the already beleagured city was covered in blisteringly hot, foul-smelling lava. Most of the rest was in flames. Here, locals flee a gas station that exploded after some looters tried to steal gas from the tanks and spilled some.