On Sunday, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias sent a cable of condolences to his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry over the victims of the Abu Sefein Church fire.
In his letter, Dendias expressed his great distress and sorrow for the tragic loss of human lives.
“Our thoughts and prayers go to the bereaved families of the victims” he stressed.
He wished a speedy recovery for the injured and also reassured Soukry that Greece stands in solidarity with Egypt to provide any relevant assistance, should it be required.
The fire incident at Abu Sefein Church took place when the congregation was underway on Sunday. President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered all the concerned state agencies and institutions to take necessary steps.
The incident left at least 41 people and injured 14 others, according to health ministry sources.
The wounded people were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment. 15 firefighting vehicles were rushed to the spot in order to contain the blaze. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has stated that he is “closely” monitoring the developments of the incident in Al-Munira Church in Giza Governorate.
The cause of the fire incident in the Church was unknown. However, police said that an initial investigation has revealed that the electrical short-circuit could have caused the fire in Church.