BAKU, October 18 (Itar-Tass) — Azerbaijan sent 22 trucks loaded with relief supplies to Derbent, Dagestan, which had suffered a severe flood, the country's Emergency Situations Ministry said.
"A convoy of 22 trucks set off on Wednesday evening," Major Gen Ilkham Abdullayev, civil defense troops commander, said, adding that "the humanitarian cargo includes, foodstuffs, medicines, and bedding sets."
The supplies will be delivered on Thursday.
The assistance was provided at the instruction of Azerbaijan's President Ilkham Aliyev.
Overnight to October 10, Derbent and neighboring areas were hit by two months worth of rain in three hours. Six persons died, including a family of three and a baby. Three hundred and twenty houses and land plots with over 1,000 tenants were inundated.