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UPDATE – 28-year-old asylum seeker dies after a fight in the old town of Nicosia – Three arrests

May 19, 2019 at 4:00pm
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A man found dead during the early hours of Sunday near the central bus station at Solomou Square in Nicosia, is a 28-year-old asylum seeker from Cameroon who apparently died after being stabbed with a broken bottle during a fight.

According to the police, a fight among foreign citizens broke out at Aristokyprou Street in the old part of the capital. At around three o clock on Sunday morning, people informed the police that there was a man lying in a pool of blood at Solomou Square.

He was rushed to Nicosia General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival. The victim had suffered injuries on his hand and on his back from a broken bottle which appear to have been caused during the fight.

In the afternoon police arrested three men, a 36-year-old, a 30-year-old and a 28-year-old in connection to the case.

The autopsy will take place tomorrow.