Iraq: Secretary-General Expresses Deep Sorrow over Loss of Life, Injuries at Iraq Shrine


Iraq: Secretary-General Expresses Deep Sorrow over Loss of Life, Injuries at Iraq Shrine

2019/09/11 | 23:10 - Source: Relief Web

(ThisDay | Iraq News Now)- Source: UN Secretary-General

Country: Iraq

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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

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.

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