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04may20108Dharamshala: Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama this morning led a mass-prayer at main Tibetan Temple (Tsuglagkhang) to mark the passing of the third week since a 7.1 Magnitude earthquake devastated Kyigudo (Chinese: Yushu) County.

Tibetans all over the world, led by His Holiness marked the passing with a minute's silence at 7:49 AM (local time) this morning.

Reliable reports from within Tibet conclude that over 10,000 people have been killed and over 120,000 made homeless in the earthquake. An appeal by the Dalai Lama to visit the Tibetan area was ignored by China.

The Central Tibetan Administration reported on its website that, "It may be reported that Tibetans all over the world have done everything possible to share the suffering of the victims of the quake in Kyigudo. There have been prayers, mass campaign for donations and relief efforts, especially through "4-14 Yushu Earthquake Charity Committee" as per the directives of the Kashag (Central Tibetab Administraton).''

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