New York

06 November 2021

Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General - on Sierra Leone

 The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the extensive loss of life following the road accident on Friday, 5 November, in Freetown, Sierra Leone, in which dozens were killed and many more injured when a fuel tanker exploded in an urban area.
 
The Secretary-General extends his deep condolences to the people and Government of Sierra Leone and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.
 
The United Nations is prepared to provide the necessary support in the aftermath of this tragic incident.
 
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General