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Fire in Chlorakas apartment, charred body found (Updated)

Fire, Chlorakas apartment, charred body, fire department
A view of the burned out apartment in Chlorakas

Officers of the fire services found a charred body in a Chlorakas apartment early on Wednesday morning.

It is understood that the fire broke out at 8.30am with the fire services arriving soon after.

Firefighters who entered the apartment then found the body. Police are now also at the scene.

“It’s very limited what we’re able to say at the moment, but it’s the view of the fire services’ analysis at the scene that there was an explosion,” Andreas Kettis, spokesman of the fire services, told Alpha.

“What we must now ascertain is whether the explosion caused the fire or the fire caused the explosion,” he added.

Asked about reports which stated the body was found in a bedroom, Kettis declined to comment.

The police did not provide further details, stating that identification procedures are underway so that the next of kin may be contacted.

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