On Sunday, Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has sent a condolence message to the victims of St. Abu-Seifein Church fire, which 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. 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.
He offered condolences to the families of victims who lost their lives. According to the office of Egypt’s President, he talked to Coptic Christian Pope Tawadros II to express his condolences over the incident. In the tweet, the Egyptian President stated, “I offer my sincere condolences to the families of the innocent victims who moved to the side of their Lord in one of the houses in which they are worshipped.”