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UN Chief saddened by loss of lives due to floods in India

United Nations, Aug 18 (UNI) The United Nations is following the grim flood situation in the India state of Kerala very closely, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ spokesperson Stephane Dujarric.

According to Dujarric, Guterres is saddened by the loss of lives and the destruction due to the Kerala floods.

“The UN is saddened by the loss of life, destruction and displacement caused by the floods in India,” which is the worst flooding in about 100 years, MDujarric told reporters on Friday.

Asked if India had asked for UN assistance, he said there has been no request for help and added, “as you know India has quite a well-operating machinery to deal with natural disasters.”

But of course our country team is in touch with partners on the ground, he said.

Savio Rodrigues

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