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China offers $3.3 million in humanitarian aid to Nepal

Updated: Apr 27,2015 7:29 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The Chinese government has decided to provide 20 million yuan ($3.3 million) in humanitarian aid to Nepal following the massive earthquake, according to the Ministry of Commerce on April 26.

The aid, including supplies of tents, blankets and generators, will be delivered to Nepal by chartered planes, the ministry said, adding China will offer further support according to Nepal’s demands.

A massive 8.1-magnitude quake shook Nepal at 2:11 pm (Beijing Time), killing more than 2,000 people in the country.

A 62-member China International Search and Rescue Team (CISAR) arrived in Nepal’s capital Katmandu at noon on April 26 and started quake-relief work, according to the China Earthquake Administration.