North Cyprus News | Online News for North Cyprus

Second Troodos firefighter dies

Second Troodos firefighter dies

June 21
08:29 2016

Government officials have confirmed that a second firefighter – who had been in the fire truck that had overturned during the Troodos fire at the weekend – has died from his injuries.

Firefighter Marios Aristotelous, 44, died after succumbing to serious injuries after the fire truck he was travelling in and fell into a ditch and overturned, as they attempted to approach the fires that had been blazing through the Troodos Mountains.

His death was announced at 11pm on Monday night at Nicosia General Hospital. His death comes almost 24 hours after his colleague, 49-year-old Andreas Sofocleous – had died in the same incident. Both were from the Lakatamia area of Nicosia – Sofocleous was a married father of three.

Another three men – who were from various emergency units and had also been on the truck – are still nursing serious injuries in hospital. Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou has confirmed that they are “out of danger”.

Cyprus Weekly

 

Local Weather

Kyrenia, Cyprus
17°
17°
Mon
16°
Tue
14°
Wed
13°
Thu
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

Lira Exchange Rates

USD
USD
3.7845
EUR
EUR
4.6450
GBP
GBP
5.2733

Upcoming Events

  1. Church Services

    January 21
  2. NCCCT Bingo Night

    January 21
  3. Whirling Dervish

    January 22
  4. North Nicosia Walking Tour

    January 22