21 May 2013

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

Saddened by Death, Destruction from Oklahoma Tornados, Secretary-General Offers

Condolences to Victims, United Nations Assistance with Recovery Efforts


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

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to hear of the death and destruction in Oklahoma City as a result of Monday’s tornado.  He sends his deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones and to everyone affected by the storm.

The Secretary-General has written to the Governor of Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, to express his solidarity and to offer the assistance of the United Nations, if requested, to help with the recovery efforts.

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