PM condoles loss of life in Chilean earthquake, pledges five million dollars towards relief

March 5th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar.5 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, has condoled the loss of life in the earth quake that hit Chile on the 27th Feb 2010.

In a letter to President Dr. Michelle Bachelet of Chile, the Prime Minister conveyed his sympathy over the loss of life and damage to property in the country and as a token of solidarity with the people of Chile made a contribution of USD five million towards the relief and rehabilitation measures.

The text of the Prime Minister’s message is as follows:

“It is with profound sadness that I have learnt of the massive earthquake that hit Chile on 27th February 2010, causing immense loss of life and damage to property and infrastructure across the country.

On behalf of the Government and people of India, I would like to express deep sympathy and condolences to the people of Chile on this great tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of the bereaved families.

As a token of our solidarity with the people of Chile, we would like to make a modest cash contribution of US$ 5 million for relief and rehabilitation work following the earthquake.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.” (ANI)

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