April 15, 2010
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

Dharamsala Offers Special Prayers For Tibet Quake Victims [Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 6:55 p.m.]


 
His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers condolences to the victims of the recent earthquake that struck Kyigudo in north-eastern Tibet on Wednesday/Office of His Holiness

Dharamshala:
The Central Tibetan Administration this afternoon conducted a special
prayer service to mourn the death of hundreds and for the speedy
recovery of thousands wounded in the powerful earthquake that hit
north-eastern Tibet with its epicentre Yushul/Kyigudo on Wednesday
morning. The senior officials of the administration, including
the Chief Justice Commissioner and Justice Commissioners, members of
Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, members of the Kashag headed by Kalon
Tripa, and staff members from all the departments and offices observed
a one hour-prayer session. A special prayer service is being
held at the main temple (Tsuglagkhang) in Dharamsala on their behalf,
His Holiness the Dalai Lama said in his condolence message. (Click to watch web cast of His Holiness’ message)The
death toll has risen to about 400, and around 10,000 have been injured
with an unknown number of people still trapped in the debris, media
reports quoted government officials as saying.The powerful 7.1 magnitude measured by the China Earthquake Networks Centre toppled 85 percent of houses in Kyigudo township.A local government web site puts the regions population in 2005 at 89,300 – a community of mostly herders and farmers.(Editor: Lobsang Choedak)

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