Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil has condoled the loss of lives and damage to property in the earthquake which struck Peru earlier this week.

In her message to the President of Peru, Alan Garcia, she said: “It is with shock and sadness that we received the news of the quake in which many lives have been lost and property and infrastructure damaged. I wish to take the opportunity to express to the bereaved families, the Government and the people of Peru our deepest sympathies and solidarity.”