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US News Long emotion in Cairo after the fire of a Coptic church

11:40  15 august  2022
11:40  15 august  2022 Source:   fr.euronews.com

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strong emotion in Cairo after the fire of a Coptic church having left 41 dead including at least 10 children View ononews

in the aftermath of the fire which Raviged a copy church in a popular district of Cairo, the amazement gives way to a strong emotion. The fire triggered during the morning office while the church was crowded, causing 41 dead and 14 injured. 10 children are among the victims. The authorities undertake to help the bereaved families.

The narrow streets of the popular Imbaba district in Cairo are black in people.

The crowd came to cry his dead.

A violent fire ravaged a crowded Coptic church on Sunday at the time of morning mass, killing 41 faithful, including at least 10 children.

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Des familles crient leur douleur après la mort de 41 personnes dans l'incendie d'une église copte dans le quartier populaire d'Imbala au Caire, dimanche 14 août 2022. Tarek Wajeh/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved © supplied by French Euronews of families scream their pain after the death of 41 people in the fire of a Coptic church in the popular district of Imbala in Cairo, Sunday August 14, 2022. Tarek Wajeh/Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved

The first funerals take place this morning and the heartbreaking cries of mothers mix with anger.

aging and poorly maintained buildings, accidental fires are frequent in the Egyptian capital. Already on Monday, a church had caught fire in Heliopolis, in the east of the city, without making dead or injured this time.

Some neighbors do not understand why the emergency services were so long in arriving.

The ambulances arrived after more than an hour (...) The fire trucks too, while the barracks are less than five minutes Mina Masry living in the Imbaba district, Cairo (Egypt)

It is a defective air conditioner that is behind the fire.

Fire brigades and police

 Fire brigades and police employ several larger fires with considerable damage to property, the fire brigade and police in Lower Saxony and Bremen have kept you busy at the weekend. Both agricultural buildings and equipment as well as industrial plants, apartments and vehicles were affected. According to estimates by the authorities, the destruction is considerable, but there were no injuries. © Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa/symbol image A fire engine is on the farm of a fire station.

A fire in a Cairo church left 41 dead

approximately 5,000 people were inside the Church when the fire started. The flames and smoke blocked an entrance causing a crowd movement.

Faiths jumped windows on the first floor to escape fire.

Reactions of the authorities

The local authorities announced aid of around 2,500 euros for each of the families of the deceased and 500 euros for the injured.

President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi claims to have "mobilized all state services" and "gave directives to military engineering for the reconstruction of the burnting church".

The Head of State also called Pope Tawadros II, head of the Egyptian Coptic Church, to show him his support. The great imam of the highest institution of Sunni Islam, Al-Azhar, based in Cairo, also presented his condolences to the ecclesiastics.

Le Pape Tawadros II, à la tête de l'Eglise copte orthodoxe depuis 2012 Amr Nabil/Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. © supplied by Euronews French Pope Tawadros II, head of the Copte Orthodox Church since 2012 AMR Nabil/Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

A step towards the Coptic community, the largest Christian community in the Middle East.

In Egypt, it would have 10 to 15 million faithful.

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