President condoles loss of lives in Bangladesh cyclone
New Delhi : President Pratibha Patil has condoled the loss of lives in Bangladesh cyclone, saying the death and destruction had greatly saddened her.
In a message to caretaker Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed, Patil has said she is deeply saddened to learn about the tragic loss of lives and substantial damage to property in the aftermath of the hurricane and conveyed her deep condolences to the president and the people of Bangladesh, a Rashtrapati Bhavan release said Sunday.
Patil said she was confident that, as always, the people of Bangladesh will face this tragedy with courage and fortitude, the release added.
At least 2,388 people have been killed and hundreds more are missing since the cyclone crashed across Bangladesh Thursday. More than 5,000 people were injured, and three million people spread over 15 districts have been left homeless, rescuers said.