Egypt: Fire Outbreak in Church kills dozens of People

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Over 40 people have been confirmed dead following a fire outbreak that occurred in Coptic Christian church during Sunday mass, on August 14.

It was gathered gathered that many were crushed to death during a desperate scramble to escape.

Officials stated that the number of dead is at least 41, with dozens injured. Children are believed to be among the dead.

According to security sources, an electrical fire broke out as 5000 worshippers gathered for mass at the Coptic Abu Sifin church in Giza.

The fire blocked an entrance, causing a stampede, they said.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi offered his sincere condolences to the families of the innocent victims that have passed on to be with their Lord in one of his houses of worship.