His Holiness the Dalai Lama Expresses Condolences over Kerala Temple Fire

DHARAMSALA, April 12: Moved by deep sadness at the injury and tragic loss of life suffered by pilgrims in a fire at Puttingal Devi temple in Kollam early on Sunday, His Holiness the Dalai Lama has written to Kerala Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy.

In his letter he wrote:

“I would like to express my condolences to you and the families who have lost loved ones, as well as those who were injured in this devastating tragedy.

I understand that everything is being done to treat those injured and that rescue and relief efforts are well underway.  As a token of my sympathy, I would like to make a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust towards the relief efforts.”

His Holiness concluded the letter with an assurance of his prayers.


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