Iran’s Red Crescent Society is set to dispatch relief and
humanitarian assistance to quake-hit Afghanistan on Wednesday
night, Trend reports citing IRNA.
The announcement was made by Ya’ghub Soleimani,
Secretary-General of the Iranian Red Crescent Society.
He told IRNA that the batch contains 1,000 food packages and 400
relief tents, among other items, and is set to be sent by the
Iranian army’s planes.
Soleimani said that another batch of humanitarian assistance
will also be sent by land from Iran’s southeastern Sistan and
According to Afghanistan’s disaster management officials, at
least 1,000 people have been killed in the quake that struck near
the southeastern city of Khost.
The officials say the death toll is expected to go up as an
unknown number of people are still under rubble.
The quake, which hit early on Wednesday, is the strongest in
Afghanistan in two decades.
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