At least two die as floods lash Cyprus

Cape Argus - - WORLD -

AT LEAST two peo­ple died in flood­ing in north­ern Cyprus yes­ter­day, as hail and rain ham­mered the is­land.

Turk­ish Cypriot me­dia said the vic­tims’ car had been swept away dur­ing a del­uge late on Wed­nes­day.

Cyprus res­i­dents have re­ported vir­tu­ally un­in­ter­rupted rain since early on Tues­day, with some say­ing it was the heav­i­est in mem­ory.

Flash flood­ing from an iso­lated down­pour is not un­com­mon in Cyprus, but sus­tained floods are rare. Fur­ther bad weather is ex­pected.

So­cial me­dia im­ages showed cars swept away into the sea.

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