Wednesday, October 28, 2015

China to provide assistance to quake-hit Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Chinese government is busy preparing emergency aid for earthquake-hit Afghanistan and Pakistan and is willing to provide further assistance based on their needs, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Spokesman Lu Kang said at a routine press briefing that the Chinese people deeply sympathize with the people of the two neighboring countries.

Chinese President Xi Jinping has sent a message of condolence to his counterparts in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

China's Red Cross will also provide 100,000 U.S. dollars in cash to the Red Crescent Society in each of the countries, according to Lu.

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake with a depth of 210 km hit the Hindu Kush mountain range in northern Afghanistan at 0909 GMT on Monday, killing at least 350 people in Afghanistan and Pakistan and causing massive damage. 

  Xinhua -

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  1. Homeless Pakistan quake survivors face cold weather...

    Pakistani rescue teams have reached most of the communities in the mountain regions hit by a major earthquake, as many survivors made homeless by the quake faced a third night outdoors in cold weather.

    Rugged terrain, severed communication lines and an unstable security situation impeded relief efforts since Monday's 7.5-magnitude quake ripped through the South Asia region, killing more than 300 people.

    It took rescuers more than 40 hours to reach survivors as landslides caused by the tremors blocked roads in some areas, officials in the Pakistani capital Islamabad said.

    "Almost all roads have been made passable now," said General Hidayatur Rehman, military commander for the worst-hit region in the northwest near the Afghan border. "We will try to reach all survivors."..............


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