Lions Mourn Friends in India

Dear Lions,

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I report tragic news out of India.

Over the week-end, Lions and family members from Sambalpur Lions Club – district 322 C2, were enjoying a picnic at the nearby Hirakud dam.  While transiting back to shore, their boat capsized, resulting in the loss of many lives.  Early reports indicate that as many as 15 Lions and 15 family members have drowned in this tragedy.

I ask you to join me in prayer for those who lost their lives and their surviving family members, as well as all the Lions throughout India who are only now coming to grips with the reality of what has happened.

I will post more information as it becomes available.



Barry J. Palmer

  • Anthony mathias

    It is really disheartening to hear the tragedy which struck the Sambalpur Lions and their families, Our prayers and condolences to the bereaved families. Gaborone, Botswana

    • lionsclubs

      Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

  • Cal Silvana Bassan Tobias

    Meus sentimentos por todos os companheiros envolvidos nessa tragedia.

  • Jorge O. M. Quiroga

    Autoridades y Leones del Distrito O1 de Argentina, lamentan la pérdida de hermanos servidores .
    Elevemos nuestras plegarias por los que partieron y la aceptación del dolor de sus familiares, amigos y Leones que compartimos esta misión en la vida.
    Nos afecta a todos …. Gobernador Distrito O1 Argentina … León Jorge O. M. Quiroga

  • Caringbah Lions

    condolences to the Lions family of Sambalpur from Caringbah Australia Lions

  • narayanarao r pdg 316 c

    It is extremeley sad to hear the great loss of lions and their families in a boat mishap which has capsized near the Hirakud dam taking their precious lives, our heartfelt condolences to the berived family and preying almighty lord to provde rest to the departed souls. Narayanarao r pdg dist 316 c.

  • Yvonne

    So sad, sending prayers to the friends and families.

  • Greening

    This is very sad. Our prayers and condolences to the bereaved families.