Ban extends condolences to people, Government of China in wake of devastating landslide

22 December 2015

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the devastating landslide in Shenzhen and expressed his solidarity with the people and Government of China.

“The Secretary-General fervently hopes more survivors will be found during the ongoing rescue efforts,” said a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.

According to press reports, dozens of people remain missing after a landslide buried 33 buildings in an industrial park in Shenzhen City, south China's Guangdong Province on Sunday.

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