The President of the 73rd session of UN General Assembly, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, has expressed solidarity with India over floods wreaking havoc in southern and western parts of the country. Her spokesperson Ms. Monica Grayley said she had 'sent her condolences to the people and the Government of India after the monsoon floods in the southern and western parts of the country, which led to over 140 deaths, and hundreds of thousands of people being evacuated'.
She said the president of the UN General Assembly expressed her solidarity to all those who were affected. Floods in Kerala and Karnataka, and Maharashtra and Gujarat have so far claimed 225 lives and lakhs of people had to be moved to safety. Kerala alone accounted for 91 deaths. Over the weekend, the President of the UN General Assembly tweeted to express sorrow over the loss of lives and devastation caused by Typhoon Lekima in China that hit Zhejiang province early on Saturday morning. Over a million people had to be evacuated.