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China provides 10m yuan quake relief material to Afghanistan

Updated: Nov 3,2015 6:44 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China will provide 10 million yuan ($1.58 million) of emergency supplies to Afghanistan to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake last week, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Nov 3.

The materials, including 300 tents, 20,000 blankets and 60 electric generators, left Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 2 am on Nov 3 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.