Rain destroys 16th church in Nicosia’s buffer zone

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Rain destroys 16th church in Nicosia’s buffer zone
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Torrential rains in recent days caused the collapse of the bell tower and part of the wall of the derelict 16th century church of Ayios Iakovos in the Nicosia buffer zone, the Greek Cypriot head of the technical committee on cultural heritage, Takis Hadjidemetriou, said on Saturday.

Hadjidemetriou announced the collapse in a post on his Facebook profile, arguing that had the committee been given permission when it requested to work on supporting the structure, the collapse may have been avoided.

“Unfortunately,” Hadjidemetriou said “we...


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Rain destroys 16th church in Nicosia’s buffer zone


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