22 March 2019

Secretary-General Saddened by Loss of Life from Chemical Plant Explosion in China

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

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn about the loss of life and injuries caused by the explosion at a chemical plant in Yancheng City, Jiangsu Province of China.  He extends his sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

The Secretary-General expresses his heartfelt sympathies to the people and Government of China.

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