China sends more relief supplies to flood-stricken Pakistan

18:08, August 27, 2010      

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China sent another batch of relief supplies to flood-stricken Pakistan Friday, a Chinese official said.

The humanitarian aid, valued at 20 million yuan (3 million U.S. dollars), was dispatched from Kashi, also known as Kaxgar, a border town in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and would arrive at Pakistan's Sust Dry Port by land.

The supplies, including rice, edible oil, flour, sugar, salt and other daily necessities, would be used to help people in Pakistan's Hunza region, said He Ruoqun, director of the Bureau of Commerce of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, which undertook the assistance mission.

The supplies would be transported in two shipments, and the second shipment would set off from Kashi Saturday or Sunday, He said.

Floods triggered by torrential rains since late July have wreaked havoc in Pakistan, leaving more than 1,500 people dead and 20 million more homeless.



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