MOSCOW, May 7 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry (EMERCOM) has sent to quake-stricken China two planes with humanitarian aid, the ministry spokesperson Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.
“The EMERCOM Ilyushin IL-76 planes took off from the Ramenskoye airfield near Moscow at 09:40 and at 09:50 MSK to the city of Chengdu,” she said.
The special flights will deliver for the earthquake-affected population nearly 57 tonnes of humanitarian aid - blankets, canned food and power stations.
There was an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 points in Lushan County, Sichuan Province on April 20. About 200 people were killed more than 12 thousand injured in the quake.
Planes of the EMERCOM at the end of April - beginning of May delivered to China 50 tonnes of humanitarian aid - mainly essential items and food.