SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY LOSS OF LIFE, DAMAGE FROM BIHAR, INDIA FLOODING; SAYS UNITED NATIONS STANDS READY TO ASSIST

29 August 2008
SG/SM/11765

SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY LOSS OF LIFE, DAMAGE FROM BIHAR, INDIA FLOODING; SAYS UNITED NATIONS STANDS READY TO ASSIST

29 August 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11765
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL SADDENED BY LOSS OF LIFE, DAMAGE FROM BIHAR, INDIA FLOODING;


SAYS UNITED NATIONS STANDS READY TO ASSIST

 


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


The Secretary-General was saddened to learn of the loss of life and damage to property in Bihar, India due to flooding.  He extends his deepest condolences to those affected, especially to the families of those who have been killed or who are missing.


The United Nations stands ready to assist as required.


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