Egypt receives condolences from all over the world over Abo Sefein church fire



Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 02:37 GMT


Mon, 15 Aug 2022 - 02:37 GMT

CAIRO – 15 August 2022: Egypt has been receiving serval calls and cables from all over the world offering condolences over the victims killed in the huge fire that swept through the Coptic Church in Imamba, Sunday.

Jordanian King Abdullah II on Monday phoned Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to offer him condolences over the victims of Abo Sefein church fire.

During the call, King Abdullah offered condolences to the Egyptian people and families of the victims over such a tragedy, wishing the injured a speedy recover

Russian President Vladimir Putin also has offered his condolences to his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El Sisi over the fire.

In his telegram quoted by the Kremlin, Putin also said hopefully those injured in the deadly fire at the Abu Sefein church in Giza would soon recover, Tass news agency said.

The Palestinian cabinet on Monday extended its condolences to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli and Pope Tawadros II over the victims of Abo Sefein church vitcims, the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA) reported.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohamed Shtayyeh offered the condolences in his word ahead of the Palestinian cabinet meeting on Monday.

The Greek Foreign Ministry said it is "deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life in a fire at a church in Giza, Egypt," in which at least 41 people were killed and dozens injured on Sunday, Kathimerini newspaper reported.

"Our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and wishes for a swift recovery to the injured," the ministry said in a tweet.

"At this difficult time, Greece stands in full solidarity with our close friends the people and government of Egypt," according to it.

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg offered condolences to Egypt over the victims of Giza's Abo Sefein Church.

In statements on Monday, Schallenberg expressed deep sorrow over Sunday's tragic incident which left behind scores of people killed.

He wished those injured speedy recovery.

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres offered condolences to Egypt over the victims of Giza's Abo Sefein Church.

In an official statement, UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Guterres expressed deep sorrow over the tragic incident.

He offered condolences to the families of the victims, wishing those injured speedy recovery.

A total of 41 people and 12 others were injured in the fire at the Abo Sefein Church in Imbaba district in Giza Governorate on Sunday, mostly due to suffocation and stampede.

A priest, Abdel Maseeh Bakhit, died in the Abu Seifein Church fire on Sunday, according to a church statement.

Reports say that many of the victims are children because the nursery attached to the church was one of the most affected buildings.





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