Zuma sends condolences to Pakistan

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has conveyed his condolences to the government and the people of Pakistan, following heavy rains and floods that have already killed more than 1 500 people.

The floods, the worst to hit that country, have displaced more than three million over the past week. Much of the flooding is from the River Indus, which originates in the Himalayas and travels through the country.

"I have learnt with a deep sense of sadness of the extensive damage that has been caused by the heavy rains in Pakistan. On behalf of the government and the people of the Republic of South Africa, I wish to extend our condolences to the government and the people of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan during this time of loss and sadness," Zuma said.

He expressed his support to the families and relatives of the people who are affected and still waiting for assistance, adding that prayers and thoughts were with them.

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