Huge explosion at Evangelos Florakis base in Zygi, Cyprus

News is coming in of a huge explosion at Evangelos Florakis base in Zygi. between the southern coastal cities of Limassol and Larnaca in the RoC. At least 10 people are said to have been killed and dozens injured.

It is believed to have happened in an area where munitions seized from a vessel heading to Syria from Iran in 2009 had been dumped.

Damage caused by the blast is reported in neighbouring areas and windows and doors of beach side restaurants blown in.

The island’s main power station is said to have also sustained extensive damage as a result of the explosion and the electricity supplies in the area will be affected.

A witness described the site as ‘The place looks as if it was hit by a massive bomb’.

Read more at http://www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/evangelos-florakis-blast-kills-12/20110711

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