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Russia delivers aid to China quake hit areas
April 28, 2013, 2:17 pm


People mourn for those who died in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake [Xinhua]

A Russian emergencies ministry plane has delivered over 13 metric tons of humanitarian aid to the quake-hit Sichuan province in southwest China, the ministry reported on Sunday.

“At 07:00 a.m. Moscow time [03:00 a.m. GMT], an Ilyushin Il-76 cargo plane of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry delivered 13.5 tons of humanitarian aid to the Chengdu airport in China,” the ministry said in a statement.

A 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Lushan County in southwest China’s Sichuan Province on April 20, leaving at least 196 people dead and tens of thousands injured.

The earthquake impacted over two million people.

In May 2008, the Sichuan province was struck by an 8-magnitude earthquake, the worst tremor to hit China in three decades, killing some 70,000 people and displacing 10 million.

China’s direct economic losses from the earthquake exceeded one trillion yuan (around $150 billion).

Source: Agencies

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