Dharamsala, HP, India, 11 April 2016 - 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.