Fire took 4 lives in Greek part

Fire took 4 lives in Greek part



Fire took 4 lives in Greek part

Efforts to extinguish the fire that started yesterday in the Greek part of Cyprus continue. It was reported that the fire, which spread due to the wind, caused the death of 4 people.

It has been reported that 4 people lost their lives due to the fire that started yesterday in the Greek Cypriot part and could not be brought under control yet.
According to the news in the Greek Cypriot press, Greek Cypriot Government Spokesperson Marios Pelekanos stated that they are hopeful about the rapid spreading of the fire, which is also under the influence of the wind, but the critical situation continues.
Pelekanos stated that 11 planes continue to work on firefighting, that a plane from Greece will participate in the firefighting efforts during the day, and that two planes from Israel and Italy are expected to come for help.
Greek Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nourris announced that the dead bodies of four Egyptian workers of a farmer whose cars were found on fire in the Odou region and who were later reported missing, were found.
Nouris noted that they experienced the most devastating fire in terms of both material damage and human loss. The 67-year-old suspect, who was alleged to have contributed to the fire, was taken into custody. The suspect was brought before the court in Limassol and it was decided to keep him in custody for 8 more days. An investigation team was established regarding the incident, which was seen as arson.
The fire, which started in the Greek Cypriot part of the Greek Cypriot side, near the Arakapas village of the Limassol region, got out of control at noon yesterday. Some villages in the Greek part were evacuated due to the fire that grew with the effect of the wind.
Authorities stated that a large forest area was damaged in the fire. The Greek Cypriot government requested help from the European Union (EU) and Israel to put out the fire. TRNC President Ersin Tatar called the Greek Cypriot Administration (GCA) leader Nikos Anastasiadis yesterday, He conveyed that they were ready to help to continue the fire in Limassol, and Anastasiades said that they would evaluate the Turkish side’s offer of assistance.


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