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Blaze at Egyptian Church Leaves 41 Dead, Ministry Says

Firefighters respond to the scene in Cairo, on Aug. 14. 

Firefighters respond to the scene in Cairo, on Aug. 14. 

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At least 41 people were killed and about a dozen others hurt when a fire broke out at a church in greater Cairo, Egypt’s health ministry said.

Fire-fighters and ambulances were dispatched to Abo Sefein church in the Imbaba district of Giza on Sunday in response to a blaze the interior ministry said was traced to an electrical fault with an air-conditioning unit.