At least four people were killed in the violence Forest fire People who have been losing their temper since yesterday. The bodies of the victims were found near the village of Odou, which was completely destroyed in the southern part of the island.
The Minister of the Interior said that the fire was “the most destructive fire in the country’s history.” Eight villages have been evacuated and approximately 50 square kilometers of forest has been destroyed. President Anastasiad spoke of a tragedy.
The authorities are “cautiously optimistic” and hope they can contain today’s biggest flame. But later today, strong winds may make it difficult to put out the fire.
Cyprus gets help from abroad.The EU has sent two firefighting aircraft, reports Sky newsIsrael and Italy also provided help. Anastasiades said yesterday that all Cyprus government services have been summoned: “The most important thing is not to lose your life.”
The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but the island is experiencing a heat wave with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees this week. A 67-year-old man was previously arrested. It is said that he burned the garbage when the fire broke out.
It was like this in the disaster area: