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  Aid arrives in volcano-hit city
Updated 22 January 2002, 17.08
Goma residents try to find their homes
Aid trucks have finally managed to get through devastated roads to Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo, nearly a week after the massive volcanic eruption there.

But aid workers are worried about sickness as most of the 400,000 people who fled to neighbouring Rwanda try to return.

Poisoned water


Almost 300,000 have deserted their temporary camps to try and save what's left of their belongings.

And although electricity is back on in the city, officials are warning locals not to drink water from Lake Kivu as it could be poisoned by lava which flowed into it.

When Mount Nyiragongo last erupted in 1977, there was a massive cholera outbreak because people drank from the poisoned lake.

But there's some good news as United Nations volcano experts say there's little risk of more eruptions even though tremors are still being felt.

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