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Two in hospital after explosion in Engomi (Update)

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Two people were hospitalised following an explosion in the Nicosia suburb of Engomi on Wednesday evening.

The explosion took place in a two-storey residential building in the Makedonitissa neighbourhood. One of the two hospitalised was a 20-year-old woman, with reports suggesting the explosion took place in her ground floor apartment.

Fire brigade spokesman Andreas Kettis explained in a post on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, that the fire service had been called to respond to a call regarding an explosion in the area shortly before 7pm.

According to Kettis, “suffered extensive damage,” with later reports saying walls had “collapsed” at the building as a result of the explosion.

Kettis added that there is no ongoing fire in the building and said “we are conducting an investigation and inspection of the premises.”

He said that at first glance, the cause of the explosion appears to be due to a sudden loss of gas supply.

“This is the first assessment we have made, and the exact causes will be investigated later,” he said.

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