New York

13 August 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on China

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the injuries to scores of people as a result of deadly explosions in Tianjin, China.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, including the fire fighters who made the ultimate sacrifice. He expresses his sympathies to the people and Government of China, and pays tribute to all involved in the emergency response.