Massive Explosions Rock Cyprus Naval Base

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Cyprus say massive explosions Monday rocked a major naval base on the mediterranean island's southern coast.

The Cyprus News Agency reports at least eight fatalities and scores of injured.

It is believed the blast occurred when a munitions dump at the Evangelos Florakis base caught fire.

Witnesses report significant damage at the explosion site and in neighboring communities. A nearby power station also suffered damage.