NICOSIA (Reuters) - A Cypriot court found a former defense minister guilty of negligence on Tuesday for the deaths of 13 people in a massive munitions blast in 2011 which knocked out the island's largest power station and had a crippling effect on the economy.
Costas Papacostas, who served in the island's former communist government, was found to have direct responsibility over the safe-keeping of a cargo of confiscated Iranian munitions, which exploded in the early hours of July 11, 2011.
Marcos Kyprianou, a former foreign minister and EU commissioner also on trial, was cleared of negligence charges.
(Reporting by Michele Kambas; Editing by Alison Williams)
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