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Italy sends aid after Iran earthquake

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is sending 12 tons of tents, blankets, mobile kitchens and other assistance to victims of the powerful earthquake that struck Iraq and

The Foreign Ministry said today an Italian plane loaded with the aid would be leaving the UN's regional emergency warehouse base in Brindisi, bound for Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, in the coming hours.

Separately, the ministry said it was working on a financial aid package for to be funneled through the Red Crescent, which is working on the ground.

The 7.3-magnitutde earthquake killed over 400 people, mainly in

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First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 23:42 IST