His Holiness the Dalai Lama has offered his prayers for an early end to the massive flooding in Australia’s north-eastern state of Queensland.
“I am praying for no further loss of lives of those affected by the flood, speedy reconstruction of destroyed homes and an early end to the disaster,” His Holiness said.
The devastating flood triggered by incessant rainfall around Christmas has inundated thousands of homes, leaving 8 people dead and over 70 missing so far.
The Australian authorities fear for a dramatic rise in death toll as rising waters and continuing heavy rain continues to hamper rescue efforts.
The raging flood waters has started moving towards the state capital Brisbane.