We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Tan Sri Adenan Satem and to the people of Sarawak, on the sudden passing of their Chief Minister. Tan Sri Adenan died of heart attack in Kuching this afternoon; he was 73. May he rest in Peace.
A tragic air-crash took place yesterday in Colombia, South America where a chartered airplane carrying the Brazilian football team ‘Chapecoense’ crashed near the town of Rionegro. 75 passengers and crew on board were killed, but miraculously, six others survived. The ill-fated Avro RJ85 was en route from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, to Medellin, Colombia when it crashed.
We are saddened to announce that the Chief monk of Kelantan Thai Sangha and Abbot of Wat Phikulthong Vararam in Kampung Terbok, Tumpat – the most Venerable Chao Khun Eak – passed away peacefully at 5.15am this morning. He was 85.
At least 142 people were killed early today when a Patna-Indore Express train derailed near India’s northern city of Kanpur. Over 150 passengers were injured, 58 of them seriously. Sadly, more than 70 passengers could still be trapped in mangled rail cars.
Nalandians offer our deepest condolences to the families of patients at Johor Bahru’s Sultanah Aminah Hospital who perished in a fire yesterday, 25 October. The blaze occurred at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), where all six casualties were warded. As a result of the fire, other patients and staff at the hospital were temporarily evacuated from the building.
The powerful Hurricane ‘Matthew’ struck islands in the Caribbean Sea earlier this week, leaving a string of destruction across Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and the Bahamas. In Haiti alone, more than 300 people have died from the storm and floods.
This morning, we are saddened to note the passing away of Most Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma Nāyaka Thero, well-known meditation teacher and Spiritual Director of the Sri Kalyāni Yogashārama in Sri Lanka.
A strong earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter Scale struck Italy’s central mountainous region of Lazio in the early hours of Wednesday 24 August, causing extensive damage to several towns. At least 240 people have died, and many more were injured or still trapped under collapsed buildings.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the late Mr. S. R. Nathan, and to the citizens of Singapore, on the passing of the former President. Mr. Nathan passed away at 9.48pm tonight at the Singapore General Hospital, aged 92. He suffered a stroke on 31 July this year, and had been in critical condition since.