At Least 41 People were Killed & 100 were injured in Giza Church Fire. Egypt’s Coptic Church said – refering to the wellbeing service.
Egypt’s wellbeing service prior said “a few” individuals were killed in the fire at the Abu Sifin Coptic church in the Imbaba area on Sunday and that ambulances moved something like 55 harmed individuals to neighborhood clinics, reports aljazeera.com.
An underlying examination highlighted an electrical short out, as indicated by a police explanation.
Two security sources told Reuters news organization an electrical fire broke out as 5,000 admirers assembled for mass, causing a rush.
An initial investigation pointed to an electrical short-circuit, according to a police statement.
Two security sources told Reuters news agency an electrical fire broke out as 5,000 worshippers gathered for mass, causing a stampede.
Fifteen fire engines were dispatched to the scene to put out the flames while ambulances ferried the casualties to nearby hospitals.
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi spoke by phone with the Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to offer his condolences, the president’s office said.
“I have mobilized all state services to ensure that all measures are taken,” he said on his Facebook page.
Fire services later said the blaze had been brought under control.
The Interior Ministry said it received a report on the fire at 9 am local time (07:00 GMT), and that they found that the blaze broke out in an air conditioner in the building’s second story.