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China provides relief goods to typhoon-hit Philippines

Updated: 2013-11-13 19:24
( Xinhua)

MANILA - China will provide 10 million RMB worth of relief supplies to typhoon-hit central Philippines, the Chinese embassy said Wednesday.

The relief including blankets and tents will soon be delivered to the Philippine government to assist communities devastated by Typhoon Haiyan, the embassy said.

This was followed by a donation of $200,000 by the China Red Cross Society and the Chinese government.

Chinese President Xi Jinping extended condolences to Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday.

"I was saddened to learn that super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Phillipines, and has caused massive casualties and huge property losses. On behalf of the Chinese People, I extend heartfelt sympathies to the Philippine people and profound condolences to the victims. May the Philippine people overcome the disaster and rebuild their homeland at an early date," he said.

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest in the country's history, lashed central Philippines on November 8. Official figures showed 2,275 people have been killed.

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