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Secretary-General Deeply Saddened by Loss of Life in Indonesia
Following Volcano Eruption, Tsunami
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 destruction of property in Indonesia as a result of the eruption of Mount Merapi and the tsunami that affected the Mentawai Islands.
He extends his deepest condolences to the families of those who have been killed, injured or made homeless by these still unfolding tragedies. He acknowledges the work the Government of Indonesia is doing to help those affected, and expresses the readiness of the United Nations to contribute to those efforts.
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