#Disaster

.Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
DR Congo's government earlier announced the eruption of a second volcano. (Picture Credit-Representative image/ Unsplash)

  • DR Congo's government said that the eruption of a second volcano was a false alarm
  • Last week, Mount Nyiragongo roared back into life
  • Thousands had fled Goma last Saturday but many returned when the eruption ended the following day

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
ICG ships Vajra and Vaibhav engaged in dousing the flames at the container vessel MV X-Press Pearl engulfed in flames off Colombo port in Sri Lanka. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Sri Lanka is facing its worst beach pollution crisis in its history
  • The X-Press Pearl caught fire as it waited to enter Colombo harbour 
  • Tonnes of plastic waste from the burning container ship have been washed ashore

.Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
A boy walks by the lava from the erupting volcano of Mount Nyiragongo on the runway of Goma's airport. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Nearly 5,000 people fled from Goma across the nearby border into Rwanda on Saturday night
  • UN is organising transit centres to help unaccompanied children in view of the disaster
  • The volcano's previous eruption was on January 17, 2002

.Devprayag, Uttarakhand, India
Devprayag of Tehri district on Tuesday witnessed a cloudburst. (Photo Credit: ANI)

  • No casualties have been reported yet following the incident
  • A rescue operation is underway
  • As many as 13 shops and other properties were damaged

.Jerusalem, Israel
Emergency services and ambulances "are treating dozens of injured", a spokesperson said. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Tens of thousands of Jews were participating in the annual pilgrimage on Thursday
  • An image showed a row of bodies covered in plastic bags on the ground
  • The pilgrimage for the feast of Lag BaOmer is staged in Meron

After more than three decades, wild horses thrived in Ukraine's no man's land. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • Thirty-five years after the world's worst nuclear disaster an anniversary commemorated in the ex-Soviet country on Monday
  • Ukrainian authorities, area may not be fit for humas for 24,000 years 
  • Ukraine charnobyl explosion took place on April 26, 1986

.Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The volcano called La Soufriere that began Friday and continued into the night in Saint Vincent. (Photo credit: Instagram/@saintvincentgrenadines)

  • Ash covered much of the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent on Saturday
  • The whitish powder caked roads, homes and buildings after powerful blasts from the volcano
  • Visibility in some areas was extremely limited

.Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The volcano had been rumbling for months. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • La Soufriere had been a dormant volcano for decades
  • Evacuation operations had been underway for some time
  • Scientists say it could continue erupting for days

.St Lucia
The government of St Vincent issued a red alert regarding an active volcano that is likely to erupt and ordered mandatory evacuations in the nearby region. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The emergency management wing of the island started the evacuation operations
  • People opting to go to other Islands need to be vaccinated against COVID-19
  • La Soufriere volcano last erupted in 1979

.Sydney NSW, Australia
Cyclone Seroja has already devastated parts of Indonesia and East Timor. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Cyclone Soreja is forecast to make landfall in an isolated part of Western Australia
  • Almost 180 people were killed in Indonesia and East Timor earlier this week due to the cyclone
  • Dozens more are still missing and thousands have been left homeless