18 January, 2010

The Dragon Boat Tragedy


I was very saddened and concerned to learn from Abu Dhabi of the Chung Ling High School dragon boat tragedy yesterday that claimed the young lives of five students and a teacher.

I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to family members, friends, the school community and indeed all others affected by the incident.

I would also like to commend those who rescued several of the stricken rowers.  I pray for their quick recovery.