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Third relief consignment despatched to Pakistan

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October 17, 2005 13:40 IST

The third consignment of 182 tonnes of relief supplies, comprising blankets, tents, plastic sheets, medicines and fortified biscuits, is being despatched to Pakistan on Monday by train.

The relief material will reach Amritsar later on Monday and is expected to be sent through the Attari-Wagah border to Lahore on Tuesday morning.

This consignment consists of 100 tonnes of fortified biscuits, 26 tonnes of blankets, 250 tents, 9.5 tonnes of plastic sheets and 10 tonnes of medicines.

Soon after the killer earthquake struck India and Pakistan on October 8, New Delhi rushed the first lot of 25 tonnes of relief material to Islamabad through a military IL-76 transport aircraft. The second consigment of 68 tonnes was sent through four wagons attached to the Samjhautha Express on October 14.

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