Secretary-General deeply saddened by loss of life from landslide, flooding in Bangladesh


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the reported loss of over 100 lives, injuries of over 100 people, destruction and loss of livelihoods caused by the landslide and flooding that hit Chittagong City, the second-largest city in Bangladesh. He extends his deepest condolences to the families of those who have been killed or injured in the disaster.

The United Nations stands ready to assist as required.

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