UN Secretary-General expresses sorrow for loss of life, property due to flooding

KATHMANDU: Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres has expressed his sorrow for the loss of lives and damages to properties caused by flooding in South and South-East Asia.

In a statement issued by the United Nations, Farhan Haq, Spokesman for the Secretary-General says that the Secretary-General was saddened by the loss of life, displacement of people and destruction of property due to the heavy monsoonal rains and associated flooding across South and South-East Asia, most notably in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar.

The statement reads that the Secretary-General has extended his condolences and solidarity to families of the victims, to the governments and people of the affected countries, and wished those injured a speedy recovery.

The United Nations stands ready to work with the authorities in the affected countries as they respond to the humanitarian needs resulting from this ongoing monsoon season, it further reads.