UN offers help for Uttarakhand disaster

United Nations, June 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has offered help to rebuild disaster-hit Uttarakhand.

Commending the response by India's disaster management authorities, Ban said "the UN stands ready to lend its assistance to emergency recovery and rebuilding efforts if needed", Xinhua reported.

He also voiced sadness over the death and destruction caused by severe floods in Uttarakhand.

He extended "his sincere condolences to the people and government of India, especially the families of those who have died, been injured or otherwise affected in this disaster".

Hundreds have died in the cloudburst and the floods that followed in the hill state.


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