At least 8 dead in Cyprus military base blast

By REUTERS
July 11, 2011 08:33

 
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NICOSIA - At least eight people were killed in a massive explosion at a military base in southern Cyprus on Monday, the semi-official Cyprus News Agency reported.

The agency quoted military sources as saying there were also scores of injured at the Evangelos Florakis base, between the coastal cities of Limassol and Larnaca.

It is believed the blasts occurred in a dump housing munitions which Cyprus had confiscated from a vessel heading to Syria from Iran in 2009.

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