Fire at Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt kills 41

A fire killed more than 40 people in a Coptic Orthodox church in Egypt.| Photo: Wikimedia Commons

At least 45 people died and 000 were injured this sunday () in a fire inside a church Coptic Orthodox in the Cairo metropolitan area, according to the Reuters news agency and various Egyptian media.

During a mass with 5. people, according to Reuters, there was an electrical fire that blocked the entrance to the church, causing a stampede. Most of the dead would be children, according to preliminary information. One of the sources told Reuters that “people ran down the stairs and started falling on each other”. “We heard a bang, sparks and fire coming out the window,” he said.

“I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the innocent victims, who left this world to be with their Lord, dying in one of his houses of worship,” Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi said in a tweet Sunday morning. 8564387500

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