The world is already seeing the most challenging times. A lot of states, countries, and regions are suffering some disasters either natural or human-caused. The recent incident that has left people in deep pain is the Egypt Church fire. An electrical fire reportedly broke out at the church.
Many people lost their lives and several fatalities were reported at a Coptic church in Giza.
When the fire started, at first it caused huge chaos in the church. People including kids, women, and elders get afraid and a situation of emergency begins.
Scores of people died and many of them were crushed in an attempt to escape.
According to official statistics,
“There are as a minimum 41 fatalities and numerous injuries. There may be kids among the fatalities. At the Coptic Abu Sifin church, Giza, 5,000 people were gathered for Mass.”
The panic leads to blockage of the entrance and different places. The reason for the fire is still unknown. However, there are reports of a short circuit.
According to some revelations of local people, they were utilizing a generator because the power was out. There was overloading on the electronic system. Therefore, when the electricity was reconnected, it causes the fire.
The Smoke and flames could be seen coming out of the 2nd floor. The people were gathered on the third and fourth floors. When the people rushed to go down the stairs, they began to clash with one another.
The flames were pouring out of the window.
The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has voiced his views as,
“We had mobilized all state services in response to check the church. We granted the army the go-ahead to rebuild the church. My truthful sympathies to the peoples of the innocent victims in the houses of worship.”
The team was sent to the site to check into what caused the fire. At the site, the fire was growing and suffocation was killing people.
The situation was so terrifying that some people threw themselves out of the windows.
According to some locals, Emergency services arrived slowly. Fire vehicles and ambulances took ages to come even though the distance was reachable.
If the paramedics had arrived earlier, people may have been rescued.
Furthermore, there were no visible injuries on the dead bodies. Hence, it is thought that asphyxiation is the cause of the deaths.