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Fire, explosions rock Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus military zone

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A fire broke out in an arsenal within the military zone and there were consecutive explosions in the eastern part of Girne – Deputy PM of TRNC.

The image shows explosion in a military zone in TRNC’s coastal city of Girne
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Consecutive explosions occurred following a fire in a military zone on Thursday in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’s (TRNC) coastal city of Girne.

“A fire broke out in an arsenal within the military zone and there were consecutive explosions in the eastern part of Girne,” Kudret Ozersay, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of TRNC wrote on Facebook.

Ozersay said he’s coordinating with officials from military and police department who are dealing with the situation and he would soon arrive at the scene.

As soon as reliable information is reached, it will be shared with the public, he said.

People evacuated

There are no fatalities but some people were injured by glass shards that scattered because of the explosions, Ozersay said.

At the moment, the fire is still burning in the arsenal, entries are closed to the area due to the shrapnels, he said, and added that electricity in the region was cut off as a measure.

Ozersay also mentioned that people in the Arapkoy region have been largely evacuated as a precaution, but fire is not spreading.

Source: AA





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