Giza, 15 August 2022 (TDI): The Arab States expressed solidarity with the Arab Republic of Egypt in the wake of the Church fire in Giza. The fire broke out in Abu Siffin Church resulting in the death of 41 people.

Condolences of the Arab States to Egypt 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain offered condolences to the Government of Egypt, its people, and the families of the victims of the fire.

The Ministry also stressed the sympathy and solidarity of the Kingdom with Egypt in this tragedy.

The Sultan of Oman, Haitham bin Tarik sent a telegram of condolences and sympathy to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Similarly, Jordan expressed its “sincere condolences to Egypt over the victims of the painful incident.”

The Foreign Ministry expressed Jordan’s sympathy to the government and people of Egypt, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

The United Arab Emirates also expressed its solidarity with Egypt, offering its condolences to the Egyptian government and people.

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Furthermore, Yemen offered condolences to the families of the victims of this tragic loss. The Foreign Ministry also wished a speedy recovery for the injured.

Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, sent a cable to his Egyptian counterpart Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to express his sorrow over the incident. He offered his condolences to the Egyptian government and people.

The outbreak of fire

An electrical fire swept through an Egyptian Coptic Christian church during Mass. The fire started just before 9 a.m. in the Abu Sifin church in the city of Giza where 5,000 people had gathered.

The fire blocked an entrance to the church which caused a stampede. The stampede and fire resulted in the death of 41 people, most of them were children.