At least 41 people died and others 14 people injured in a fire recorded this Sunday A church in the Imbaba districtSouthwest of Cairo, the Coptic Church reported.
“The sources of the Ministry of Health said that so far 41 dead and 14 injured have reached 14 people,” the Coptic Church said on its official Facebook account.
“There was a big fire Martyr Abu Sefein Church “This morning, during mass, in the Imbaba area,” he said.
The Ministry of Health gave “55 cases” referred to hospitals so far, without specifying the number of deaths.
Origin of climate
According to security sources Efe, according to initial investigations, the fire started in the air conditioner No further details were given due to an electrical fault that caused the spread of dense smoke on the second floor of the church building, which houses many classrooms.
He also stated that among the wounded were two Egyptian officers and three Civil Defense members.
On the other hand, a source from the Ministry of Health told Efe: The death toll increased after the death of several injured who was in a very critical situation.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Hossam AbdelghaffarIn his statement, he stated that the first call to the ambulance was given at 08:57 (6:57 GMT) in the morning and that the first ambulance arrived only two minutes after the warning.
President of Egypt, Abdul Fattah al-SisiHe offered his condolences to the families of the “innocent” victims in a note on his official Facebook account.
“I am closely following the developments of the tragic incident in the church… and I have ordered all relevant state apparatus and institutions to take all necessary measures, to deal with this incident and its effects immediately, and to provide all kinds of medical care to the injured,” said the Egyptian president.