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Saudi Arabia, OIC offer sympathy following Cairo church fire

Left: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli (C) and Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar (R) visiting an injured man at a hospital after a fire ripped through a Coptic church in Cairo. (AFP/AP)
Left: Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli (C) and Health Minister Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar (R) visiting an injured man at a hospital after a fire ripped through a Coptic church in Cairo. (AFP/AP)
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15 Aug 2022 12:08:43 GMT9
15 Aug 2022 12:08:43 GMT9
  • Blaze ripped through Coptic church in Egyptian capital, killing at least 41 people and injuring several others

Arab News

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s foreign ministry expressed “great sadness and sorrow” following a huge fire which engulfed the Abu Sefein Church in Cairo on Sunday, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The fire ripped through the Coptic church in the Egyptian capital, killing at least 41 people and injuring several others.

The ministry offered its deepest and sincere condolences to the government and people of Egypt, wishing the injured a speedy recovery, and security and safety for  Egypt and its people.

Also on Sunday, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Hissein Brahim Taha, expressed his condolences and sympathy.

Taha offered his sincere condolences to the families of the victims, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

He also stressed the support and solidarity of the OIC for Egypt in the tragic circumstances.

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