Monday, February 01, 2010

Mongolia: China sends aid to snow-hit Mongolia

Xinhua News Agency - China has sent disaster relief materials to Ulan Bator to help Mongolia combat extreme cold weather, a statement from the Information Office of China's Ministry of National Defense reports.

The 500 tonnes of rice and 180 tonnes of other relief items, including generators, quilts and food, were carried by six IIyushin IL-76 air freighters and trains, said the statement.

Chinese workers load emergency aid materials onto a transport plane at Zhengding International Airport in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 31, 2010.

Three military transport planes carrying some emergency aid materials flew to Mongolia on Sunday.

Mongolia is currently experiencing an extreme cold weather and heavy snow.

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