Officials: Fire at Coptic church in Cairo kills 1, hurts 55
A fire at a Coptic Christian church in the Egyptian capital on Sunday killed at least one person and injured 55 others.
The blaze ripped through the church in Cairo's densely populated neighborhood of Imbaba. It was not immediately clear what caused the blaze. Police said, an initial investigation blamed an electric short-circuit.
Fifteen firefighting vehicles were dispatched to the scene to put out the flames while ambulances ferried the casualties to nearby hospitals.
The Health Ministry said ambulances have transferred at least 55 injured to hospitals and ministry spokesman Hossam Abdel-Ghafar said at least one person was killed.