Residents returned home after fleeing the lava flow in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo.
At least 15 deaths have been confirmed following Saturday’s eruption of a nearby volcano, Mount Nyiragongo.
But the lava stopped short of the city’s built-up area.
This avoided the level of death and destruction witnessed in 2002. It did, however, hit the Buhene district.
Some residents of Goma, a city of 670 thousand according to United Nation estimates, are searching for missing loved ones as the city, and the region, continues to experience earth tremors.
The United Nation’s Children’s agency, UNICEF, said more than 170 children are feared to be missing and 150 others had been separated from their families, adding that centers would be set up to help unaccompanied minors.