Satellite Pictures of Naval Base Blast Zone
At 5.55am on July 11th, there was a blast at the Evangelos Florakis base caused by high explosives stored in shipping containers. The munitions were confiscated by Cypriot authorities in 2009 after a ship was caught breaking UN sanctions by illegally carrying arms from Iran to Syria.
The satellite pictures clearly show how close the munitions were stored to the island's largest power plant, Vassiliko, and the Limassol-Nicosia highway.
Before the blast