12 September 2011

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Secretary-General Consoles United Republic of Tanzania, Zanzibar over Capsized Ferry

The following statement was issued on 11 September by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is profoundly saddened by the tragic loss of life after a ferry capsized off the coast of Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania, on 10 September.  He expresses his condolences to the Government and people of the United Republic of Tanzania and Zanzibar, and the families of the victims.  He also wishes a speedy recovery to the people who survived the accident.  The United Nations stands together with the people of Tanzania at this tragic moment.

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