Press Releases

    SG/SM/8409
    AFR/490
    2 October 2002

     

    SECRETARY-GENERAL EXPRESSES GRIEF AT
    SENEGAL FERRY DISASTER

    NEW YORK, 1 October (UN Headquarters) -- This statement was issued on 28 September by the Spokesman for Secretary-General Kofi Annan:

    The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the news that hundreds of people are feared drowned after a Senegalese passenger ferry capsized off the coast of the Gambia in a violent storm. He expresses his heartfelt condolences to the Government, families and friends of the victims.

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