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China-aid relief materials to be airlifted to Afghanistan

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-11-03 10:08
China-aid relief materials to be airlifted to Afghanistan

Workers carry China-aid relief materials to Afghanistan into an airplane in Shanghai, east China, Nov 2, 2015. Materials including tents and blankets weighing more than 96 tons will be sent to Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Nov 3. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING - China will provide 10 million yuan (1.58 million US dollars) worth of emergency supplies to Afghanistan to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake last week, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Tuesday.

The materials, including 300 tents, 20,000 blankets and 60 electric generators,left Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 2 am on Tuesday morning and will arrive at 2 pm, local time, in Kabul on Nov 3, according to the Department of Foreign Assistance at the MOC.

A 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit northeast Afghanistan on Oct 26, killing over 300.

China is willing to provide further assistance should Afghanistan need it, a spokesperson from the MOC said.

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