Tibetan settlement among flash-flood hit in Leh



Shimla: Tibetan settlement’s camp number 10 and 4, located near Choglamsar in Ladakh, have been badly affected by devastating floods which hit the region on Thursday night, Tibetan official have said.

Joint secretary of Tibetan government-in-exile at Dharamshala Tsering Topgyal said in a press communique here that fortunately, there has been no report of any Tibetan killed. “We have sent urgent instruction to the settlement officer and concerned staff to take stock of the situation, and apprise the chief minister and local officials about the problems during their visits,”
the official said.

“We directed our officials to get detail reports from each and every Tibetan family, and to use every available means of information like videos and photographs to apprise us of the situation. Plans are afoot to send staff from the head office to help in the relief effort,” he added.

“There are unconfirmed media reports about death of three members of a Tibetan family among those killed around capital Leh,” he said. Tibetans also offered prayers for the victims at the main Buddhist temple Tsuglagkhang in Dharamsala on Sunday.

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