A river of boiling lava came to a halt on the outskirts of Goma, sparing the city in eastern DR Congo from disaster after the nighttime eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.
Thousands fled during the night and many families slept on pavements surrounded by their belongings under a night sky turned red by fire and fumes. Ndima said around 7,000 people fled to neighouring Rwanda, but begun to return.
And around a dozen earth tremors were felt in the early hours. People are still scared. They are wondering whether the volcano has stopped, or whether it will continue, whether the lava will reappear. There is a smell of sulfur.
During that eruption, the victims were mostly sick or elderly abandoned to their fate in the northern districts of the city.