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    The second plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry carrying humanitarian aid to Chile which has been devastated by a series of earthquakes landed in Santiago on Saturday.

    The second plane of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry carrying humanitarian aid to Chile which has been devastated by a series of earthquakes landed in Santiago on Saturday.

    The plane brought a 28-ton humanitarian cargo comprising tents, diesel generators, blankets and dishes.

    Chile's Defense Minister Francisco Vidal Salinas, Russian ambassador to Chile Yury Filatov and other diplomats from the Russian embassy met the plane at the international airport in Santiago.

    Filatov said that the Chilean officials had expressed gratitude to Russia for providing the country with timely aid.

    The first Russian emergencies ministry's plane arrived in Santiago arrived late on Thursday.

    A devastating earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale struck near the coast of Chile on February 27, killing at least 800 people, according to official reports.

    The quake was followed by a series of aftershocks and tsunamis leaving some 2 million Chileans homeless and damaging about 1.5 million houses.

    SANTIAGO, March 6 (RIA Novosti)

     

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