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17 Injured in Nicosia Tornado

17 people, including the Swiss ambassador, were injured in a tornado in Nicosia which blew up out of nowhere, causing traffic chaos, the collapse of a theatre in Latsia and damage to houses and cars.

One lane on Limassol avenue, Nicosia's main artery for incoming and outgoing traffic, was completely blocked by fallen tree branches. Minister of Interior Nikos Sykiliotis praised the authorities, which were quick to start clearing the debris.

Meteorologists said that the storms and unusually high winds will continue over the next three days.

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