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.