A bomb exploded Sunday morning in St. Mary Church in Al Gharbeya governorate in Egypt which caused several death and dozens wounded. The incident occurred on the Christian celebrations of Palm Sunday.

In a press release, the general secretary of the governorate of Gharbia Talaat Mansour confirmed that the explosion resulted in 13 deaths and  42 wounded.

Health ministry official in Gharbiya: 21 dead and tens injured in a bombing of Mari Girguis Church in Tanta.

A second blast occurred near a police training area in the same town, according to local Daily News Egypt.

The story is still developing.

Death toll rises to 30 dead

Tawadros II, Pope of Alexandria, had finished celebrating Palm Sunday mass at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral and had left the scene when the explosion took place. He is reported unhurt