President expresses grief over loss of lives

President Pratibha Patil has expressed grief over the loss of lives caused by cyclone `Thane` that hit coastal Tamil Nadu on December 30.

Updated: Jan 01, 2012, 15:43 PM IST

Chennai: President Pratibha Patil has
expressed grief over the loss of lives and damage to property
caused by cyclone `Thane` that hit coastal Tamil Nadu
on December 30.

"I am saddened to learn about the loss of lives and damage
of property caused by Cyclone Thane, which hit some parts of
coastal Tamil Nadu..," she said in a letter dated December 31
to Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah.

"I am sure that the state government is making all efforts
to provide help to families who lost their kin and those whose
properties have been damaged," she said while expressing
condolences to the bereaved families.

Relief operations are in progress in Tamil Nadu`s
Cuddalore district and Puducherry which were battered by the
cyclonic storm claiming 42 lives and leaving many injured.

PTI