Russia to send two more aid planes to quake-hit Haiti
Russia will send two moreplanes with 40 metric tons of humanitarian aid to quake-devastated Haiti, the emergencies ministry said on Sunday.
"Now the Russian Emergencies Ministry is preparing two planes, which will fly to Haiti in the next two days with medicines and first necessities," Pavel Plat, the ministry`s chief military expert, said.
At least 170,000 people were killed and some 200,000 injured on January 12 in the deadliest earthquake in the Americas since the 1970 Peru earthquake, which killed an estimated 70,000 people.
Russia has already delivered over 30 metric tons of humanitarian cargoes to Haiti.
A plane carrying Russian doctors who treated residents of quake-hitHaiti returned on Sunday to Russia. During the rescue operation, Russian medics treated over 1,700 injured people, including more than 600 children.