Explosions at a military base in Cyprus

 

11.07.11.Na Cyprus, according to the authorities, the tragedy of biblical proportions. A series of explosions took place today at the naval base in the republic, near the cities of Limassol and Larnaca. Data on victims vary.

Reported about 12 and about 16, and about 17 years dead. Another 35 people were injured, but probably more victims and survivors. At the base there are about 200 people. The largest power plant on the island is out of order, one damaged. Half the country was left without light, intermittent still worked the international airports in Larnaca and Paphos. Hail of shell fragments and pieces of metal structures covered the villages within 5 kilometers of destroyed house … Among the dead soldiers and firefighters.

In the morning around the base of the bush and put out maybe because of the fire and had a first explosion. Commander of the National Guard confirmed that exploded ammunition, three years ago withdrawn from the vessel "Monchegorsk". He was detained in the Red Sea, on suspicion of delivery of weapons from Iran to Syria, removed from the board about a hundred containers and stored them in a warehouse. At the scene, investigators left, ministers, army commanders and the president. Do not exclude new explosions. But for tourists, including the Russian, there is no threat, since the base is located far from the coast, the beaches and hotels.

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