Cyprus Mail
Main

Limassol restaurant destroyed by blast

Limassol CID are investigating a fire that broke out early Friday in a restaurant in Amathus avenue, completely destroying the premises and causing a massive explosion but claiming no casualties.

Police and Fire services were called to the scene at around 1.50 am after reports of a violent blast, which blew out windows, sending shards of glass, aluminium and other objects some 40 metres from the eatery and across two lanes of the road.

Residents in flats above the restaurant were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

It was not immediately clear what caused the fire and detonation, with the exact cause due to be revealed following investigations.

“We are lucky to not be mourning victims.” said Limassol CID chief Ioannis Sotiriades speaking to reporters at the scene. “If any individuals or vehicles were passing at that exact moment we would certainly have had injuries and other damage.”

Sotiriades said the emergency services responded immediately when the fire broke out in the restaurant, which was shut the last days for summer holidays.

“The scene has been sealed off and both the electromechanical services and the police are at this moment carrying out investigations to determine the cause of the fire.”

Related Posts

Germany plans to make vaccination compulsory for some jobs, Poland to introduce new measures

Reuters News Service

Christmas trees on sale from forestry department

Antigoni Pitta

Varosha pop video causes a stir

Nick Theodoulou

Limassol buses are on time 

CM Reader's View

Woman caught driving over limit, man under influence of drugs (Updated)

Gina Agapiou

Pique keeps Barcelona hopes alive in Champions League

Reuters News Service

23 comments

Comments are closed.