Dharamshala: The President of Central Tibetan Administration Dr Lobsang Sangay today expressed profound sadness and condolences to the victims of a massive earthquake that hit parts of Tibet on 8 August.
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the earthquake that hit Dzitsa Degu County in Ngaba. My profound condolences and prayers are with the victims and those affected by the earthquake,” Dr Sangay said.
“As the relief and rescue missions are still underway, we should also think about the causes of these natural disasters which are increasingly becoming routine on the Tibetan plateau.”
” At an average elevation of 4000 metres above sea level, and with an area of 2.5m sq km, Tibet is the world’s highest and largest plateau. In its bid to control, integrate and circumscribe the native Tibetans through massive over-development, the Chinese Govt through their flawed environmental polities have uprooted the traditional lifestyle of the people and disrupted the fragile and delicate nature of Tibet’s ecosystem.”