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PLA medical team arrives in flood-affected Pakistan

09-21-2010 20:23 BJT

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A medical team from People's Liberation Army has arrived in Sindh Province in flood-affected Pakistan.

The four helicopters set out from Hetian, in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region, for Pakistan this morning.

They flew two thousand kilometers to reach Hadlabad. More than 20 experienced pilots and rescue crew members have been assigned to the project. They will be searching for survivors, transporting the injured and delivering relief goods according to Pakistani government's needs.

Logistics crew and materials arrived in the country a day earlier aboard a chartered Air China plane. After a five-hour journey, they reached Sindh, one of the worst- affected areas.

Logistics Center Head, Pakistan Land Force, said, "This is the most serious natural disaster Pakistan has ever encountered. We really appreciate what the Chinese are doing for us."

To begin their rescue efforts as quickly as possible, the medical crews started treating people with stomach and skin problems even before tents were set up.

Editor:Zheng Limin |Source:

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