Secretary-General, Saddened by Deaths, Damage from Mexico Earthquake, Commends Prompt Response by Government, Civil Society

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19 September 2017

Secretary-General, Saddened by Deaths, Damage from Mexico Earthquake, Commends Prompt Response by Government, Civil Society

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is saddened by the loss of life and damage resulting from the earthquake that took place in Mexico today.  He extends his condolences to the Government and people of Mexico and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.  Today’s disaster comes just two weeks after the country suffered a strong earthquake, which already resulted in significant loss of life and suffering.

The Secretary-General commends the Government of Mexico and the civil society for their speedy response.

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