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Cyprus naval base explosion leaves 10 dead

Independent.ie reporters

Published 11/07/2011 | 09:56

Ten people are feared dead following a massive explosion at a Cyprus naval base.

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The explosion took place at the Evangelos Florakis Naval Base on the Mediterranean island's southern coast this morning.

State television CyBC is reporting that the explosion has also left people injured and caused extensive damage to homes in villages close to the base.

A Cyprus Defence Ministry spokeswoman said the cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed.



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