The explosion occurred in a building in the center of the city of Limassol in Cyprus, it is possible that it was an explosive device, no information about the victims, according to the Cypriot media.
"The explosion occurred in 7.45 (8.45 MSK) in a building located on the avenue of Makarios III in Limassol, firefighters arrived at the scene and the police. According to the police, iz-za ensuing fire blocked traffic in the area, firefighters are trying to extinguish the fire," - said Cyprus news agency.
According to Sigma TV station, a powerful explosion occurred in the six-storey modern business center building of glass and concrete, which houses offices and shops.
The fire caused heavy damage to the first floor of the building.
Causes of the accident are not yet known, there are no victims of data.
We consider two scenarios of emergency - the explosion of gas cylinder or malicious acts, that is, an explosive device. For on-site investigations are explosives police, fire service investigators and experts of electromechanical services, according to the news site newsit.com.cy.
Cyprus edition of "Kathimerini" newspaper informs that after the first strong explosion was heard, and others. According to him, the prevailing version of the accident is arson. The publication calls directly cause the accident bombing.
The building, in particular, is known for the beauty salon, the offices of several companies, the newspaper said.
The incident occurred at rush hour when people were sent to work.
Later, there was a preliminaryversion cause of the explosion.