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Secretary-General, Saddened by Earthquake Deaths in Pakistan,
Says United Nations Ready to Aid Victims
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life in Pakistan, and the damage to thousands of homes caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck parts of Balochistan on 24 September.
The Secretary-General extends his sincere condolences to the people and Government of Pakistan, particularly the families of those who have been killed or otherwise affected in this disaster.
The United Nations stands ready to lend assistance to efforts to respond to humanitarian needs resulting from the earthquake and to mobilize any international support needed.
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