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SG/SM/19302
15 October 2018

Saddened by Reports of Cyclone Titli’s Deadly Impact, Secretary-General Says United Nations Stands in Solidarity with India

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

The Secretary-General is saddened by reports of death and injury in Odisha and Andha Pradesh States in India due to landslides and flooding following Cyclone Titli.  The storm made landfall on 11 October.

Millions of people have been affected in Odisha mainly in the worst-hit districts of Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada, and thousands of houses were damaged in Andhra Pradesh.  Cyclone Titli also disrupted road and telecommunications networks and power supplies.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of India and wishes the injured a speedy recovery.

The United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government of India as it responds to this calamity and is ready to support the response.

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