BBC Report: Cyprus Navy Chief Killed in Blast

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The head of Cyprus' navy, Andreas Ioannides, was reportedly among 12 people killed when seized containers of gunpowder exploded at its main base, according to a report from the BBC.
According to the report, the defence minister and military chief have resigned over the incident, which officials said occurred after a bush fire ignited the explosives.
More than 90 containers of gunpowder reportedly had been kept in the open at the Evangelos Florakis base since they were confiscated by the Cypriot authorities from a ship intercepted in 2009 sailing from Iran to Syria.
 

 

(Source: BBC)

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