UN Chief Condemns Deadly Arson Attack In Mexico
New York, Aug 26 2011 7:10PM
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today deplored the arson attack that left 53 people dead in Monterrey, Mexico, yesterday
and voiced solidarity with the country’s people, the families of the victims and the country’s Government.
He condemned the “deplorable act of violence” and expressed his condolences to the families of those who lost their
“The United Nations stands with the people of Mexico at this difficult moment,” said a statement issued by the
spokesperson of the Secretary-General.
According to media reports, gunmen stormed a casino, sprinkled it with fuel and set the building on fire.
Local authorities suspect that organized crime may have been responsible for the attack, the deadliest act of violence
since the country launched a crackdown on drug cartels in 2006, according to the press reports.