News Local Nicosia: Pine tree collapses following digging from private company (photos)

Nicosia: Pine tree collapses following digging from private company (photos)

A large pine tree collapsed on Thursday night in Ayios Andreas in Nicosia following warnings earlier this year by locals that digging by a private company posed the danger of the trees collapsing, philenews reports.

Locals had reported that works conducted by the company in the area resulted in the severing of the roots of large pine trees that were adjacent to homes.

They said that because the trees’ roots expanded on the surface and sideways, there was imminent danger of them falling on houses as well as people.

They went as far as gathering signatures to urge the Forestry Department to issue a permit to the Nicosia Municipality to remove the trees.

On Thursday night their fears materialised when one of the pine trees collapsed damaging nearby houses:

Top Stories

Cyprus’ new covid preventive measures to be announced midday Friday

President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday morning chairs a new meeting with the scientific advisory team on Covid-1 before official announcements are made around midday...

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: More than 60.68 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel...

AstraZeneca CEO expects to run new global trial of COVID-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine using a lower dosage, its chief executive...

European Parliament urges EU to impose sanctions on Turkey over Cyprus

The European Parliament has urged the EU to impose sanctions on Turkey after President Tayyip Erdogan this month paid a visit to the breakaway...

EBRD’s mandate in Cyprus to conclude end of 2020

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's mandate in Cyprus will conclude by the end of 2020, according to a press release from the lender. Because...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...