Lava from deadly DR Congo volcano flows into residential area

At least 15 people died when lava flowed into villages after dark in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday (May 22) destroying more than 500 homes, according to officials.

About 5,000 people fled from the city of Goma across the nearby border into Rwanda after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo.

More than 170 children were still feared missing, and UNICEF officials said they were organising transit centres to help unaccompanied children in the wake of the disaster.

"The houses are burned, the people are suffering, the problems are huge," said Alexis Kambere, a resident of Nyiragongo.