26 April 2013

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

Secretary-General Extends Condolences to People of Bangladesh,


Following Deadly Collapse of Garment Factory


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

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life and injuries caused by the collapse of a garment factory in the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, earlier this week.

He extends his sincere condolences to the Government and people of Bangladesh.  He expresses his deepest sympathies to those who have lost loved ones or have been otherwise affected by this tragedy.

The United Nations stands ready to provide any assistance that may be needed.

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