The Chinese embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Saturday
confirmed the death of a Chinese tourist who fell into the crater of an active
Zheng Zhaoyin, 34, from China's Hong Kong, fell into the crater of Volcano
Nyiragongo in eastern DRC on Friday afternoon, Yu Qiuzhong, an official of the
embassy told Xinhua, noting the woman's passport number was HA 9105536.
A team of UN mission in DRC on Saturday located the body of Zheng, which was
some 200 meters below the crater, said officials of the mission.
The team, also finding the trace of landslide at the place where Zheng was
falling, planned to extract her body on Sunday,
Yu pledged full efforts to help the victim's family and the Government of the
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in dealing with the accident's
Nyiragongo, with an elevation of 3,469 meters, is one of the most dangerous
volcanoes in Africa. It last erupted in 2002.