Death toll of Alex church attack rises to 24

A Copt wounded in the church bombing in Alexandria on New Year’s Eve died in London, an Egyptian church source said on Saturday. This brings the death toll to 24.

Samuel Gerges Mikhail, 32, died this morning in a hospital in London. He received fourth degree burns in the attack and traveled to the UK for treatment last week.

His body is scheduled to arrive in Alexandria on Monday, the source added.

The bombing took place outside the Church of St. Mark and St. Peter in Alexandria after worshippers exited the church towards the end of the New Year’s Eve mass.

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