Skip to Content

India flies tons of essentials to quake-rocked Afghanistan

Associated Press

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is sending family tents, blankets and other relief supplies for a team to distribute in eastern Afghan villages where a deadly earthquake collapsed thousands of timber and stone homes to rubble. Close to 3,000 homes were destroyed or badly damaged, and the death toll rose to 1,150 people with scores more wounded after the magnitude 6 quake Wednesday. The 27 tons of humanitarian supplies are being sent to the capital Kabul, where the United Nations and others will coordinate distribution. India’s embassy has been vacant since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August. A statement from India’s Ministry of External Affairs on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to “providing immediate relief assistance for the Afghan people.”

Article Topic Follows: AP National News

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KTVZ NewsChannel 21 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content