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Second emergency airplane with relief supplies arrives to Tuva

February 28, 2012, 11:41 UTC+3
The second cargo emergency airplane Il-76 arrived from Moscow to Tuva with the primary necessities for earthquake-affected people
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GORNO-ALTAISK, February 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The second cargo emergency airplane Il-76 arrived from Moscow to Tuva with the primary necessities for earthquake-affected people, particularly with tents, heat guns and solar batteries. Temporary accommodation stations for local residents will be provided with these relief supplies. The beds for 125 people, tables, armchairs, ten heaters with air ducts will be brought to the evacuation centres.

The Yak-42 airplane with a team of emergency workers landed at the Kyzyl airport on Tuesday morning. Director of the territorial policy department Yuri Kovalev heads the team. The specialists for the examination of the buildings and psychologists already went to the Kaa-Khem district of Tuva, where the epicentre of tremors is registered. Overnight onTuesday another aftershock of about 4.5 points was registered in the district, Kyzyl residents felt it.

Tuva already registered 27 aftershocks after a strong earthquake on February 26. Some 31 temporary accommodation stations were deployed in the Tuva capital. About 500 people spent the night in the stations after the earthquake.

 

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