The Coptic Church in Egypt released, on Sunday, a statement after the horrific accident of Al Mounira Church fire that left behind 41 killed and 12 injuries.
The statement revealed that 41 were killed while 12 others were injured in the accident, adding that the main reasons for the deaths were suffocation by the smoke or stampede to escape the fire.
The Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Dr. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said that the minister directed concerned medical authorities to provide the injured with all required medical aid.
He highlighted that 37 ambulances were moved to the scene of the fire, and 55 people were transported to Imbaba and Al Agouza hospitals.
Regarding the injured, they are 12, 5 cases were deployed to Imbaba Hospital, and 7 were moved to Al Agouza one. Moreover, 2 injured were discharged, and 4 are in a critical condition.
President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi expressed his condolences to Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark Diocese over the victims of the latest fire at the Church of the Great Martyr Philopater Mercurius (Abo Sefein Church) in Imbaba.