October 6, 2022

Christians killed in a church hearth in Egypt: Many youngsters die

Noriko Watanabe and Sawako Utsumi

Trendy Tokyo Occasions

Not less than 41 Coptic Christians have died after a devastating hearth broke out through the Divine Liturgy within the environs of Higher Cairo. Coptic worshippers on the Abu Sefein (Abu Sifin) Coptic Christian Church are in mourning – together with all Egyptians.

It’s recognized that many youngsters are among the many 41 Coptic Christians who died after {an electrical} malfunction set off a horrible hearth. Therefore, the federal government and main Sunni Muslim establishments are responding to the tragic occasion and are providing full help.

Al Ahram On-line reviews, “Forensic examination indicated that the hearth broke out resulting from {an electrical} malfunction in an air conditioner on the church’s second flooring, which comprised a lot of school rooms, the Ministry of Inside stated in an announcement.”

The priest of this Coptic church, Father Abdel Masih Bakhit, was additionally killed together with his parishioners. Therefore, the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Middle offered grim information concerning the devastating hearth.

President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi stated, “I directed all involved state companies and establishments to take all of the required measures instantly to take care of the incident and its impacts and supply all types of well being care to the injured.”

President El-Sisi continued, “I provide my honest condolences to the households of the harmless victims who went to be with their Lord in one of many homes wherein he’s worshipped.”

The Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayeb (Al-Azhar) expressed his honest condolences and sympathy to Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Church. Al-Azhar and different main Sunni Muslim establishments expressed their shock and supplied condolences to the Christian group of Egypt.

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The Guardian reviews, “The church reportedly included a nursery for youngsters. Witnesses described how individuals rushed into the burning constructing to rescue these trapped, however have been quickly overwhelmed by the warmth and smoke.”

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