PM Lee sends condolences to S Korea president on ferry sinking

SINGAPORE - Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has sent a condolence message to the Republic of Korea's President Park Geun-Hye on the sinking of the passenger ferry, the Sewol, off Byeongpung Island on Apr 16, 2014.

Here is the letter from PM Lee:

Dear President Park,

I was very saddened to learn of the sinking of the passenger ferry "Sewol". It is especially heart wrenching that many on the ferry are young students, whose excursion to a resort ended so tragically.

On behalf of the Government and people of Singapore, I express our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims. Our thoughts are with you and your people in this time of sorrow.

Yours sincerely,

Lee Hsien Loong

Her Excellency Park Geun-hye
Republic of Korea