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China pays condolences over Pakistan floods

English.news.cn   2010-08-02 16:24:09 FeedbackPrintRSS

People push vehicles through the waterlogged street in northwest Pakistan's Risalpur on August 2, 2010. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

People push vehicles through the waterlogged street in northwest Pakistan's Risalpur on August 2, 2010. (Xinhua/Umar Qayyum)

BEIJING, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- China here on Monday expressed deep condolences to the victims killed by floods in Pakistan.

In response to relevant questions, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Yu said China decided to offer emergency humanitarian aid worth 10 million yuan (1.48 million U.S. dollars) to Pakistan, in a move to help Pakistan's flood-hit people overcome the difficulties.

Jiang said the assistance, including relief materials such as tents and medicine, will be delivered to Pakistan as soon as possible.

She added the Red Cross Society of China will also provide emergency humanitarian aid to Pakistan.

Noting China and Pakistan enjoyed neighborly friendship, Jiang said China paid sympathy to relatives of the victims and the floods-hit people in Pakistan.

Continuing floods and monsoon rains have reportedly killed more than 1,400 people and marooned another 30,000 in three of the five provinces in Pakistan as of August 1.

Editor: Fan Chunxu
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