Man set house on fire in south Cyprus, one dead and two injured, suspect found dead

A 79-year-old Greek Cypriot man was killed and two others injured in a house fire that happened in Pyrgos in Limassol on Wednesday afternoon.

Greek Cypriot police said the house was set on fire while they were inside. According to the police, the house was set on fire by the nephew of the 79-year-old victim. The suspect was later found dead next to his car, about a kilometre away from the attack.

The arson occurred around 12:00pm on Wednesday when the 59-year-old suspect, a nephew to the 79-year-old man arrived at the house and set it on fire using a flammable substance.

At the time of the incident, his suspects' uncle, his 78-year-old wife and a 73-year-old neighbour were in the house.

Te two women, who suffered serious burns, were taken by ambulance to Limassol general hospital.

Eyewitnesses said they saw the nephew leave the house holding a hunting rifle, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

Officers later found the 59-year-old man dead in an outdoor area next to his car, about a kilometre away from the house. According to Cyprus News Agency, he appeared to have been shot.

Reports suggested the two relatives had personal differences and had clashed before the arson.

Police are at the scene for investigations.

Cyprus Mail

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