King reaches Sarbhang after a week of disaster

King talking to people
King talking to people

King Jigme Khesar, who had rushed to Wangdue dzong fire at midnight, has reached to fire affected people in Sarpang (Sarbhang) a week later.

That speaks of his priority and prejudice about which group of people in Bhutan receives the royal sympathy.

The fire engulfed the southern border town on Sunday turning 81 shops and houses into ashes. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay reached the town a few days later while kings waited for a week to meet the people affected by the disaster.

Only one person from a family was allowed to see the king.

“Having visited the shops many times over the years, I know who you are, what you do, and what your hopes, aspirations, and difficulties are. And so, I can comprehend very well the magnitude of what you have lost,” he is said to have told people.

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