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Dharamshala: - The spiritual leader of Tibet His His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sadness and concern over the massive floods that has affected Jammu and Kashmir, reported scores of lives and leaving thousands displaced.

In a letter to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, His Holiness the Dalai Lama expressed his sadness at the loss of life and property as a result of massive flooding during heavy monsoon rains in the Indian state or Jammu and Kashmir.

His Holiness wrote that he understood that everything is being done to rescue those affected and that relief efforts are underway.

His Holiness also expressed his deep condolences to the Chief Minister and the families that have lost loved ones in the devastating calamity," reads a statement issued by the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

"As a token of sympathy, a donation from the Dalai Lama Trust has been offered to the Chief Minister's flood relief fund," His Holiness said in the statement.

The armed forces continued their coordinated efforts on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir, rescuing over 90,000 people so far as the toll in the state's worst flood in six decades reached 215, media reports say.

Union home minister Rajnath Singh along with Union minister Jitendra Singh reviewed the situation in the state and assured the Omar Abdullah government of full support on all aspects of relief.

The floods that have killed at least 200 people and left thousands stranded began to recede on Wednesday providing rescue teams a chance to evacuate those affected by the heaviest rainfall in the state in 50 years.

At least 82,000 people have been rescued so far from different parts of J&K with the help of defence forces, citizens, state authorities and the National Disaster Force. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Wednesday reviewed the flood response and said troops will continue to work round the clock to evacuate people.

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