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Cyprus naval base blast kills 12

Twelve people have been killed and about 30 injured in a blast at a munitions dump in southern Cyprus.

The explosion is thought to have been caused by brushfires, which spread to the depot in the naval base at Zygi.

The munitions depot contained explosives seized in 2009 from a ship travelling from Iran.

Emily Buchanan reports.

  • 11 Jul 2011
  • From the section Europe