Dalai Lama saddened over J&K tragedy

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Dharamsala
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2014 21:02 IST

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed sadness over loss of life and property in Jammu and Kashmir, following massive flood.

In a letter to Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah, the spiritual leader wrote that he understood that everything was being done to rescue those affected and that relief efforts were underway.

He also expressed his deep condolences to the chief minister and the families who have lost their loved ones in the devastating calamity.

As a token of sympathy, a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust has been offered to the chief minister's flood relief fund.

The armed forces continued their coordinated efforts on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir, rescuing over 90,000 people so far as the toll in the state's worst flood in six decades reached at least 215.

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