Russia to supply aid for quake-hit China

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 16:21

Moscow: Russia’s emergencies ministry will send two aircraft carrying humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit China Tuesday, the ministry said.

“The [Ilyushin] Il-76 aircraft... will deliver essentials and food to China: overall, some 36 tons of cargo,” the ministry said in a statement Monday.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Lushan county in southwest China’s Sichuan province April 20, killing about 200 people and injuring over 13,000.

An estimated 2 million people were affected by the quake.

On Sunday, the Russian emergencies ministry had reported having delivered over 13 metric tonnes of humanitarian aid by plane to Sichuan.

IANS



First Published: Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 16:21

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