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Monday, 21 January, 2002, 13:26 GMT
In pictures: Eruption aftermath
Days after the devastating eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the misery continues as a blast at a petrol station kills about 50 people attempting to loot fuel.

And despite danger from lava and a scarcity of food and water, thousands of refugees are returning to the Goma to salvage what they can from the flames

Petrol station explosion in Goma
The blast threw fuel drums and smoke 50 metres into the air

Lava flow at of Monigi near Goma
Even now there are fresh lava flows

A Goma woman carrying her child jumps the lava
But people brave the lava to salvage what they can

Children on lava in Goma
Children wander on the thin crust of cooled lava

A boat packed with refugees prepares to return to Goma
Thousands of refugees are trying to head home

Emergency supplies arrive at a Rwanda airport
Aid has started to arrive, but supplies are as yet insufficient

Congolese children wait for food at the camp
And even in the camps, food and medical supplies are scarce

Click here for pictures of the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo

See also:

20 Jan 02 | Africa
Cholera fear for volcano refugees
18 Jan 02 | Africa
Congo volcano 'kills dozens'
18 Jan 02 | Sci/Tech
Congo volcano: The facts
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