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His Holiness Expresses Sadness over Ferry Sinking in South Korea

April 19th 2014

Dharamsala, HP, India, 19 April 2014 - In a letter to the President of  the Republic of South Korea, Ms Park Geun-hye, written immediately upon  his arrival from Japan this afternoon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama  expressed his deep sadness at the loss of so many lives as a result of  the tragic ferry accident off the coast of South Korea.

He wrote that it is especially distressing to know that among the  passengers were 350 students from Danwon High School in Ansan, Seoul.  The loss of so many, so young is a tragedy that will be harrowingly  painful to their families and friends.”

His Holiness offered prayers for them all and expressed his condolences  to the families of all who have lost their lives, to the President and  the people of South Korea.