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Consequences of Illegal Fireworks: Trimiklini Incident

The consequences of illegal fireworks in Trimiklini, Cyprus, were devastating, causing widespread panic and environmental damage with 1.5 square kilometers of wild vegetation burned. Two children are facing potential legal repercussions for their actions, sparking discussions on fire safety education and stricter regulations to prevent future incidents and restore the damaged lands.

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Overview of Easter Holiday Incidents

During the Easter holiday, law enforcement responded to incidents of illegal fireworks and bonfires, including a standoff with Molotov cocktails in YpsonasErimi, arrests for possession of fireworks in Limassol, Nicosia, and Larnaca, and a bonfire incident in Kiti leading to a fire. Despite the surge in disturbances, police and fire services effectively contained the situation, confiscating a significant amount of fireworks and pyrotechnic devices to ensure public safety.

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Ministers Meet to Enhance Fireworks Regulations

Ministers Maria Panayiotou and Marios Hartsiotis have revoked all fireworks permits and are collaborating with stakeholders to enhance regulations after recent fires near Limassol and Paphos. Immediate action is being taken to ensure public safety through stringent examination for new permits and the establishment of a comprehensive framework for the future management of fireworks.

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Police Campaign on Fireworks Safety for Easter

Law enforcement agencies are launching a campaign to educate the public about the dangers of mishandling fireworks this Easter, emphasizing legal repercussions for illegal use. With a focus on youth and vendors, the police are increasing patrols to prevent fireworkrelated injuries and enforce laws against illegal activities.

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Useful Information Regarding the Possession and Use of Fireworks in Cyprus

As the festive season approaches in Cyprus, it is important to remember the legal requirements for possessing and using fireworks. To legally use fireworks, you must obtain a permit from the Explosives Inspector of the Mines Service, ensure they are CE marked, purchase from legal sellers, adhere to age restrictions, and only use them for permitted events. Noncompliance may result in fines or imprisonment. The Cyprus Police have made efforts to crack down on illegal fireworks, and by following the regulations, residents and visitors can enjoy a safe and legally compliant celebration.

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