France condoles loss of lives in Leh floods
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Last Updated: Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:32
New Delhi: France today condoled the loss of lives in the cloudburst in Leh in Jammu and Kashmir and offered help if India wishes so.

"It is with great grief that I have come to learn of the terrible toll taken by the flash floods in Ladakh: the latest estimates cite 150 dead and 400 missing," French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said in a statement.

"In these painful circumstances, I would like to express France's solidarity with the Indian people and authorities and would convey my condolences to the families and near and dear ones of the victims," he said in a statement released by the French Embassy here.

Kouchner said it is in this spirit of solidarity and in a European framework that France will consider any request for aid that the Indian Government may wish to make.


First Published: Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:32

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