Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, expressed his sincere condolences to the government and people of Egypt, over the victims of the Abu Sefein Church fire in Giza Governorate.
In a statement published on the official website of the United Nations, the Spokesman for the Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, said that Guterres expressed his deep sorrow over the tragic fire.. He offered his condolences to the families of the victims and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.
Noteworthy, a fire broke out in the (Abu Sefein) Church in Imbaba neighborhood in Giza Governorate, on Sunday, leaving 41 people killed and 14 others injured.
The fire broke out during the Divine Liturgy due to “an electrical malfunction,” according to the interior ministry.
“The electric fault led to the emission of heavy smoke that was the main cause of casualties,” the interior ministry explained.