Turkmen aid convoy for quake-affectees reaches Jawzjan
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): A convoy of vehicles carrying aid including food and cement for earthquake survivors from Turkmenistan on Thursday reached northern Jawzjan province via Aaqina dry port, officials said.
The 7.5 magnitude quake killed 115 people and injured 556 in nine Afghan provinces, damaging 7630 houses, 20 Masajid and nine government buildings on Monday, according to Afghanistan National Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) officials.
The aid convoy from Turkmenistan carried 120 tonnes of flour and 120 tonnes of cement for distribution to affected families in neighbouring Balkh province under the supervision of a commission, Balkh ANDMA chief Syed Faizullah Sadat told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Turkmen Consul General in Mazar-i-Sharif, Kabayev Bazarbai, said the aid from his country was sent to Afghanistan for quake victims. “We provided the aid as part of our friendship and cooperation with the people of Afghanistan,” he said.
The deputy head of Jawzjan provincial council, Abdul Qadar Malia, happy over the assistance, said the aid could play a vital role in mitigating the sufferings of the affected people.
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