Fire, explosions Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus military zone
A fire broke out in an arsenal within the military zone and there were consecutive explosions in the eastern part of Girne – Deputy PM of TRNC.
An entire village east of Girne had to be evacuated following an overnight explosion in the north, with minor injuries reported but no fatalities.
loud explosions were heard Thursday early morning around 2am in Girne district, around a military base near Acapulco hotel.[/video]
Damage at Acapulco Hotel
Reports said a number of people, including foreign nationals, were injured by glass shrapnel during the explosions, some of which were very loud and captured on video. Media outlets said foreign tourists at a local resort spent the night outdoors, while it was not confirmed whether the hotel was officially ordered to be evacuated.
Officials said a preliminary assessment indicated there were no fatalities in the incident, while injuries caused by the shattered glass were confirmed by ambulance medical staff who rushed to the scene.[/video]
The village of Arapkoy/Klepini was ordered to evacuate as a precaution, while an ensuing fire was later said to be under control. Residents reportedly were allowed to return to their homes Thursday morning, while officials were expected to share more details later.
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