Dharamshala: In his condolence message to Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, His Holiness said: “I was saddened by the unprecedented flood in your state, which has brought severe destruction and suffering to the property and general public. But, I admire the Australian government’s preparedness in tackling the flood disaster in terms of its relief efforts.” He added, “I am praying for no further loss of lives of those affected by the flood, speedy reconstruction of destroyed homes and an early end to the disaster,” His Holiness said in Tibetan Government in Exile official statement released here today.
The devastating flood triggered by incessant rainfall around Christmas has inundated thousands of homes, leaving 8 people dead and over 70 missing so far. The Australian authorities fear for a dramatic rise in death toll as rising waters and continuing heavy rains are hampering the rescue efforts. The raging flood waters have started moving towards the state capital Brisbane. The flooding of such destructive magnitude has never occurred in Queensland in the last many decades.
It’s always nice to hear words of compassion from other people, much alone from His Holiness. I personally pray that you living in Australia will be spared from more causalties.
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