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A minimum of 41 killed in hearth in Egyptian Coptic church, nursery

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CAIRO – A minimum of 41 individuals had been killed and 14 had been injured when hearth ripped by way of a Coptic church and nursery within the Egyptian metropolis of Giza simply as worshipers had been gathering for Sunday providers, authorities right here stated.

Greater than three dozen ambulances poured into the Imbaba district of Giza, the impoverished metropolis on the west financial institution of the Nile River reverse Cairo, the place Abu Sefein Church stands. A lot of the victims had smoke inhalation, the Egyptian inside ministry stated.

The hearth began someday earlier than 9am, with authorities initially blaming {an electrical} failure in an air con unit on the second ground of the church. The hearth unfold to the fourth ground, which homes a nursery, authorities stated, with out releasing the ages of the victims.

The authorities rule out malicious intent, however are investigating. A spokesman for the Church of Abu Sefein didn’t reply to requests for remark.

On Sunday, Chairman

Abdel Fattah Al Sisic

expressed condolences to the households of the victims and informed the federal government to supply take care of the injured.

Christians are a minority in Egypt, which is predominantly Muslim. Most Egyptian Christians belong to the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Whereas Christian leaders have been ardent supporters of Mr. Sisi, the neighborhood has additionally offered a problem with quite a lot of assaults by Islamic State militants who underlined the necessity for safety enhancements.

Authorities are primarily answerable for {an electrical} failure in an air-conditioning unit on the second ground of the church.


Mahmoud El-Khawas/Zuma Press

Coptic activists and rights teams have criticized the federal government for obstructing Christian rights, closing church buildings and banning Copts from collective worship. 1000’s of unlicensed church buildings have awaited legalization lately, based on rights teams, which have referred to as on authorities to legalize the standing of all church buildings and permit the reconstruction and renovation of church buildings.

In keeping with state media, Egyptian authorities legalized 1,738 church buildings and repair buildings between 2017 and 2020.

Authorities stated they’d pay the households of the victims of Sunday’s hearth 50,000 Egyptian kilos, about $2,612, if the individual they misplaced was the top of a family, the Ministry of Social Solidarity stated. A fee of 25,000 Egyptian kilos could be given if the deceased was not the top of the household, she added.

Egypt’s Islamist establishment Al-Azhar stated it’s contemplating offering monetary assist to the victims of the fireplace.

Write to Chao Deng at [email protected]

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