Iran Sympathizes with Egypt over Cairo Church Fire Deaths

Iran Sympathizes with Egypt over Cairo Church Fire Deaths

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry offered his condolences to Egypt over deaths in a fire that ripped through a Coptic Christian church in Greater Cairo on Sunday.

In a statement on Monday, Nasser Kanaani sent condolences to Egypt’s government and people, particularly the families of victims of the tragic fire.

He also wished swift recovery for those who were injured in the bitter incident.

The blaze on Sunday, blamed on an electrical fault, hit the Abu Sifin church in densely populated Imbaba, a working-class district west of the Nile River, part of Giza governorate in Greater Cairo.

Hundreds gathered to pay their respects in and around the two Giza churches on Sunday evening where clergymen prayed for the victims.

The Egyptian Coptic Church and the health ministry reported 41 dead and 14 injured in the blaze before emergency services brought it under control.

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