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Iran dispatches big cargo to Afghanistan

Tehran, IRNA - Secretary-General of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Yaghoub Soleimani said on Saturday that Iran has sent a big cargo of food and medicine to the earthquake-stricken areas of Afghanistan.

Iran's Red Crescent Society is set to dispatch relief and humanitarian assistance to the quake-hit Afghanistan, he noted.

He told IRNA that the batch contains 1,000 food packages and 400 relief tents, among other items have been sent by the Iranian army's planes.

Soleimani said that Iran has sent a big cargo of food and medicine to the quake-hit Afghanistan.

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 the rubble.

The current quake is the strongest in Afghanistan in two decades.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency

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