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Ukraine sends emergency aid to Turkey

10-26-2011 21:57 BJT Special Report:Turkey Hit by 7.2-Magnitude Earthquake |

KIEV, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Ukrainian relief supplies were airlifted to quake-hit Turkey on Wednesday, Ukraine's Foreign Ministry said here.

"On Oct. 26, an aircraft of the Emergencies Ministry flew to Erzurum airport providing humanitarian assistance to Van province," ministry spokesman Oleksandr Dykusarov said.

Dykusarov said the plane would deliver four special modules to Turkey, equipped with independent heating and ventilation systems. Specialists from the Ukrainian Emergencies Ministry would install and operate the modules.

More than 400 have been so far reported dead in a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck southeastern Turkey's Van province Sunday.


Editor:Zheng Limin |Source: Xinhua

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