New York

11 September 2019

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on the loss of life in Karbala

 
The Secretary-General learned with deep sorrow of the loss of life and injuries that occurred near the Imam Hussein shrine in Karbala, Iraq.
 
A large number of worshippers were present on the site to commemorate Ashura, including nationals from Iraq and other countries.
 
The Secretary-General expresses his deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery for the injured. The United Nations stands ready to support the Government in dealing with this tragedy.