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By Ramya Ashok Kumar | Aug 18, 2018 05:21 PM
UN saddened over destruction in Kerala due to floods

United Nations Secretary-General Antoni Guterres expressed his grief over the widespread damage and destruction in Kerala.


Speaking to the press on Friday, UN Secretary-General's spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said, "Our humanitarian colleagues, as well as the country team in India, have been following the recent floods very closely. The United Nations is of course saddened by the loss of life, destruction and displacement caused by floods in India."


He further added, "As you know, India has quite a well-operated machinery to deal with natural disasters but of course our country team - I was in touch with our Resident Coordinator today - they're following closely and they're in touch with partners on the ground."


Kerala is facing one of the worst floods in 100 years. The death toll has increased to a massive 324 in just nine days. Over 3.14 lakh people have been displaced to relief camps in the State.