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12 Sep 2019 | 01:13 PM UTC

Cyprus: Explosions at arms depot reported in Catalkoy September 12

Cyprus News Alert

Hotel guests evacuated due to arms depot explosions in Catalkoy September 12; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Nicosia). COUNTRY/REGION Cyprus


Several explosions at a Turkish arms depot in Catalkoy caused property damage at the nearby Acapulco Hotel on Thursday, September 12. The series of explosions began at 01:30 (local time) and ended at around 05:00 and hotel guests were evacuated to a safe area. No injuries were reported. Authorities indicated that the fire was contained by early morning.

Business and transportation disruptions are possible due to the damage.  


Individuals in Cyprus are advised to avoid the area and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.


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