TOKYO, February 15 (Itar-Tass) — A second Ilyushin-76 plane of the Russian emergencies ministry delivered humanitarian aid to the earthquake-hit Philippines. The plane delivered tents, blankets and foodstuffs, amounting to the total weight of 30 tons.
This is the second Russian relief aid sent to the Philippines. A batch of 30 tons of humanitarian cargoes was delivered to the Philippines over the weekend under a memorandum of understanding between the Russian emergencies ministry and the International Civil Aviation Organization.
An earthquake with 6.9 magnitude hit the Philippine island of Negros on February 6, killing at least 43 people. Many are still reported missing. The center of the quake was located southwest of the city of Cebu at a depth of 20 kilometers. No tsunami followed.