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Several killed in Egyptian church fire: Health ministry | News | NEWSRUX


Sources advised Reuters information company stampede brought on by electrical hearth after 5,000 worshippers gathered in Giza, Cairo.

Egypt’s well being ministry has stated “a number of” individuals have been killed in a fireplace at a church within the metropolis of Giza, close to Cairo.

The well being ministry stated no less than 55 individuals had been injured within the hearth on Sunday.

Two safety sources advised Reuters information company {an electrical} hearth broke out as 5,000 worshippers gathered for mass on the Abu Sifin coptic church within the Imbaba neighborhood, inflicting a stampede.

Fifteen firefighting automobiles had been dispatched to the scene to place out the flames whereas ambulances ferried the casualties to close by hospitals.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi spoke by telephone with the Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to supply his condolences, the president’s workplace stated.

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