Cyprus storm
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A man was killed by lightning during a severe thunderstorm in the Cyprus capital Nicosia yesterday.

Police said the man, an immigrant worker, was struck while working in fields in the buffer zone, about 25 kilometres west of Nicosia.

He was taken to hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Elsewhere in Cyprus, freak weather conditions have caused a number of problems for residents.

Several roads, mostly in the Paphos district, have been covered by water and there have been cuts in electricity supplies.

In Polis Chrysochous, flooding took several boats, sat on land near the marina, out to sea.

Several people were trapped by snow while driving in mountainous roads and had to be rescued by police.

In the Morphou area, the Police have cancelled all leave in order to deal with emergency cases