In a written statement from the Coptic Church of Egypt, it was stated that a fire broke out in the church west of Cairo.
In the statement, it was shared that 41 people died and 14 people were injured in the fire.
Egyptian official agency MENA, on the other hand, announced that 55 people were injured and died in the fire that broke out in a church in Giza.
– Crews work in progress
Firefighters, who closed the perimeter of the church with a security cordon, are trying to control and extinguish the fire.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Husam Abdulgaffar stated that 30 ambulances were dispatched to the scene of the incident.
Abdulgaffar stated that 55 people were taken to hospitals in the surrounding area and they are trying to determine the number of casualties.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health also emphasized that the state of preparedness in hospitals in Giza and Cairo has been increased.
Instruction from Egyptian President Sisi
In a written statement, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah es-Sisi stated that he closely followed the developments regarding the tragic accident that took place in the Al-Munira Church in Giza province and instructed all relevant state institutions and organizations to take necessary measures.
Sisi also stated that he had instructed the incident to be dealt with immediately and all medical services to be provided to the injured.