19 May 2014

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

Secretary-General Pledges United Nations Assistance after Tragic

Building Collapse in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the lives lost and injuries caused by the recent tragic collapse of a building in Pyongyang, Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

His thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and the people of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.  The Secretary-General assures the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea of his and the United Nations' solidarity and offer of assistance.

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