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Young woman suffers burns in Nicosia explosion

Teen hospitalized, authorities on the case


The health condition of the young woman injured in last night's powerful explosion in Engomi remains stable and out of danger. According to recent information from the police, the 18-year-old has burns on various parts of her body.

Additionally, according to OKYPY spokesperson Panos Charilaou, she has burns on 40% of her body and is being treated at the burns unit of Nicosia General Hospital.

Authorities have already issued instructions for the establishment of an investigative team, led by a senior officer, to fully investigate the causes of the explosion in collaboration with relevant services.

Speaking on RIK's morning show, "First Update," Andreas Kettis, spokesperson for the Fire Service, stated that no gas cylinder has been found inside the studio so far, only some cylinders outside the premises. Authorities, according to Kettis, are trying to determine how gas entered the premises as it is the most likely scenario for the explosion.

The explosion occurred around 19:00 on Tuesday evening (20/2) in a three-story house in the area of Makedonitissa in Nicosia.

Andreas Kettis, spokesperson for the Fire Service, mentioned that two fire trucks rushed to the scene while extensive damage and collapses of walls occurred on the ground floor of the residence, which houses a number of studios (6 in total), 4 on the ground floor, and 2 in the yard of the residence.

The 18-year-old was transported to the hospital after being injured, while a second person was also taken to the hospital in a state of panic for First Aid.

The Fire Service conducted an investigation and inspection of the area, with the participation of EMAK detection dogs.

It is noted that the explosion caused disturbance among the residents of the area.

Cyprus  |  explosion  |  Nicosia  |  hospital  |  fire

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