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Blast rocks Cyprus arms depot

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

Early reports said a fire broke out near the Evangelos Florakis naval base at Zygi at 0600 (0300 GMT).

The cause of the explosion is not yet known, but it is being treated as an accident, says the BBC's Tabitha Morgan in Nicosia

  • 11 Jul 2011