Raging Fire During Cairo Church Service Kills More Than 40 — Daniel Whyte III Urges all Believers in Christ to Pray For This Church and the Families of the Deceased. “Pray without ceasing!”
More than 40 people were killed in a blaze that broke out during a Sunday mass in a Coptic Christian church in a suburb of Egypt’s capital Cairo, church officials said.
The blaze started for unknown reasons at the Abu Sifine church in the capital’s northwestern, working-class district of Imbaba.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared on his Facebook page: “I have mobilised all state services to ensure that all measures are taken.”
Fire services later said the blaze had been brought under control.
The Egyptian Coptic Church reported “41 dead and 14 injured” citing “sources in the Ministry of Health”, in a statement posted on its Facebook page.