The number of victims at explosion in Alexandria has increased to 17 people

Количество погибших при взрыве в Александрии увеличилось до 17 человек

Explosion at Coptic Church in Egypt, 09.04.2017 G.

The number of deaths in the explosion at the Church in the Egyptian city of Alexandria has risen to 17 people. It is reported by Masrawy, citing a statement from the Ministry of health of Egypt.

According to 47 are affected.

Earlier it was reported that the first explosion took place in the Coptic Church of St. George in the city of Tanta in the Nile Delta, 94 km North of Cairo. The explosion occurred inside the Church near the altar.

Some time later the second explosion took place. The device worked in the Church. Mark in Alexandria.

It is reported that the bomber blew himself up after police prevented him to enter the Church.

According to local media, inside this Church was the Patriarch of the Coptic Christians has Tawadros II. Official sources said that he was not injured.

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