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Welcome to the July 2011 edition of CTS News

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Horrific explosion causes multiple deaths and misery for Cyprus and its residents

There is only one news item to focus on this month and that is the devastating explosion next to Cyprus' main power plant which killed 13 people and all but destroyed the island's main power source.

In the aftermath of the July 11th explosion at Zygi, between Limassol and Larnaca, angry calls are being made for the government to accept full responsibility for what can only be described as criminal negligence in storing a cargo of 98 containers of gunpowder in full sun next to the Vassilikos power plant.

Islanders are suffering at least 2 power cuts per day in the blazing Cyprus summer and, while tourist areas are not being cut off, if you have hired a villa or apartment away from the tourist areas, you will be suffering the same fate as other residents on the island.

Authorities are urging people NOT to use air conditioning units, but with temperatures hitting 40 degrees, the two older remaining power plants are struggling to keep going and could literally melt-down in the hot humid conditions.

Read more about the explosion here.

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Latest Cyprus Travel Secrets

Here are our latest pages from the Cyprus Travel Secrets website.

Camping in Cyprus Have some fun camping in Cyprus. Find out where to stay and prices of the various campsites per night.

Reviews of cyprus hotels - Read comments from travellers who have already stayed at a hotel you may be considering for your next holiday.

Cyprus business directory Enter your FREE Cyprus business listing and create your very own webpage.

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Latest Weather in Polis and Latchi

It's HOT HOT HOT as you would expect for July in Cyprus. Remember to try to conserve as much power as possible due to the power crisis following the JULY 11th explosion and stay in the shade in the mid-day heat.

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