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Russia delivers 30 tons of humanitarian aid to quake-hit Ecuador

April 22, 18:56 UTC+3 MOSCOW
A 7.8-magnitude quake hit Ecuador’s northwest, claiming more than 600 lives
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MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The Russian Emergencies Ministry has delivered 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Ecuador hit by a powerful earthquake last week, the ministry’s press service told TASS on Friday.

"The ministry’s Il-76 aircraft has delivered some 30 tons of humanitarian aid to Ecuador’s capital Quito," the press service said, adding that the cargo contains foodstuffs, mobile power plants and tents.

A 7.8-magnitude quake hit Ecuador’s northwest, claiming more than 600 lives.

A number of South American countries, including Bolivia, Columbia and Venezuela, have already sent rescuers and humanitarian aid to Ecuador.

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