Mari explosion anniversary to be marked in Cyprus

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Mari explosion anniversary to be marked in Cyprus
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CYPRUS will mark six years since the deadly explosion at Mari tomorrow.

The incident occurred on 11 July 2011, when 98 containers of explosives that had been stored for 2½ years in the sun on the base near Zygi self-detonated.

The resulting explosion killed 13 people, 12 of them immediately, including Captain Andreas Ioannides, the Commander of the Navy and the base commander, Lambros Lambrou.

Also killed were four navy personnel and six firefighters, while a further 62 people were injured.

The explosion severely damaged hundreds of nearby buildings including all of...


Mari explosion anniversary to be marked in Cyprus


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