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08:47, September 15, 2010

Second Chinese contingent arrives in Pakistan's Thatta for disaster relief
A second Chinese rescue team flew into flood-hit Thatta in southern Pakistan aboard a chartered plane Tuesday to carry out relief work.

The 64-member team will focus on providing medical services for residents in Thatta, a region severely struck by the floods that have left 1,700 dead and affected more than 20 million others throughout the country.

Yin Guanghui, head of the team, said it would do its best to support the efforts of the Pakistani government and people in disaster relief.

Liang Liwu, deputy head of China's Armed Police General Hospital, said the team had brought medicine and advanced equipment with it, and could conduct biochemical checks and bacterium-free operations.

The first 55-member Chinese rescue team left Thatta Tuesday after a three-week mission, during which they rescued and treated more than 11,200 people.

China has so far offered Pakistan a total of 320 million yuan (some 47 million U.S. dollars) worth of humanitarian supplies in response to the worst flooding in Pakistan's recent history.

Source:Xinhua
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