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Thunderstorms in Nicosia

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THE fire service had to scramble to provide assistance to homeowners and drivers yesterday, as torrential rain flooded dwellings and roads in Nicosia in the afternoon.

The service received 60 calls for help, mainly to pump water out of flooded basements but also to free drivers who got trapped in the capital’s water-logged roads. Off-duty personnel were also called in to help deal with the deluge.

The owners of a small furniture business ruined by the water blamed the Nicosia municipality, which they claimed had not cleared the drains.

“The municipality only gives people fines,” a man said, bemoaning the bad state of the roads in the area.

More rain was expected for the rest of the week. (Photo: Christos Theodorides)

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