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Dhaka sends emergency support for equake-hit Afghanistan

Published : 05 Jul 2022 11:43 PM | Updated : 06 Jul 2022 02:08 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent humanitarian assistance for the earthquake-hit people of Afghanistan, the foreign ministry said.

 A powerful earthquake that hit eastern Afghanistan on June 22 claimed over 1,000 lives and injured more than 2,500 people.

A C130-J aircraft of the Bangladesh Air Force took off with emergency relief materials, including medicines, blankets, dry food and tents, for Afghanistan on Tuesday.

 The quake flattened hundreds of homes, triggering food, water, housing and medicine crises.

 “The assistance is a manifestation of the PM's commitment to the collective prosperity of South Asia and its people,” the foreign ministry said.