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Two dead after nephew douses house with gasoline

Limassol police investigate deadly incident, uncle dies in house fire, aunt injured, perpetrator also dead


Police went on high alert on Wednesday after a man in Limassol was burned to death and two other women injured, with reports saying the victim’s nephew set the house on fire and was later found dead.

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Local media said the body of a 79-year-old Greek Cypriot man was pulled out of a burning house in Pyrgos village, Limassol district, where two women were also injured.

According to media reports, a 59-year-old-man walked into the house of his uncle and aunt, doused the residence with gasoline, and set the place on fire, before fleeing the scene on foot.

Police did not provide full details in the case, citing an ongoing investigation, but confirmed the male victim was dead.

Additional reports said two females, the suspect’s aunt and another woman from the neighborhood, were in the residence at the time and sustained injuries.

The suspect, who was later found dead in an apparent suicide, was purported to have had an argument with his uncle prior to the incident.

Story has been updated to reflect perpetrator's death

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