Over 40 useless in church fireplace in Egypt

The flames blocked the doorway to the church and most of the useless, together with a number of youngsters, had been trampled to dying as panic broke out, Reuters stories.

15 fireplace vans had been dispatched to the scene to extinguish the flames whereas ambulances took the injured to close by hospitals.

Early info signifies that the hearth is as a result of {an electrical} fault. Fire accidents should not unusual in Cairo, the place thousands and thousands of Egyptians reside in easy circumstances.

The church is situated within the densely populated district of Imbaba, and an estimated 5,000 individuals are mentioned to have flocked there to attend a mass.

President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi has spoken by cellphone with Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to specific his condolences, the president’s workplace mentioned.

Copts make up about ten % of Egypt’s predominantly Muslim inhabitants.

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