Chinese international rescue team arrives in Haiti

19:01, January 14, 2010      

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A Chinese rescue team arrive at the airport in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 14, 2009. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Chinese international rescue team including 50 rescuers and seven jounalists on a chartered plane arrived here Thursday morning to help Haiti out of the aftermath of Tuesday's magnitude-7.3 earthquake.

The plane, which took off from Beijing Wednesday evening, stopped over in Vancouver, Canada, before it arrived in Haiti.


Chinese emergency rescue team members set up maritime satellite after arriving at the airport in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 14, 2010. The rescue team arrived here early Thursday local time, to help the rescue operation after an earthquake in which up to 100,000 people are feared dead and eight Chinese are still missing. (Xinhua/Yuan Man)

Also on the plane were rescue equipments, three sniffer dogs and over 20 tons of materials.

The strong earthquake jolted Haiti on Tuesday, crushing thousands of buildings, including the presidential palace and the UN peacekeeping headquarters. Over 100,000 people are feared dead in the disaster.


A Chinese emergency rescue team arrives at the airport in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 14, 2010. The rescue team arrived here early Thursday local time, to help the rescue operation after an earthquake in which up to 100,000 people are feared dead and eight Chinese are still missing. (Xinhua/Yuan Man)



Chinese emergency rescue team arrives at the airport in Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Jan. 14, 2010. The rescue team arrived here early Thursday local time, to help the rescue operation after an earthquake in which up to 100,000 people are feared dead and eight Chinese are still missing. (Xinhua/Yuan Man)


Source: Xinhua

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