SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATHS OF MINISTER, VICE-MINISTER IN GUATEMALA

30 June 2008
SG/SM/11667

SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATHS OF MINISTER, VICE-MINISTER IN GUATEMALA

30 June 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11667
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY DEATHS OF MINISTER, VICE-MINISTER IN GUATEMALA

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

The Secretary-General of the United Nations is saddened by the news of the helicopter crash that took the lives of Vinicio Gómez and Edgar Hernández, Minister and Vice-Minister of the Interior of Guatemala.  He wishes to express his sincere condolences to the Government of Guatemala, its people and the families for this tragic loss, both personally and for the important work they were doing at the head of the Ministry.

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