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China assists Italy with earthquake relief

Updated: Aug 26, 2016 17:06 IST

Hangzhou [China], Aug. 26 (ANI): A civil rescue team from China has arrived at the quake-affected areas in Italy and started rescue work there.

The rescue team of Ram Union, from East China's Zhejiang Province sent three people to join quick relief in Italy, said the provincial civil affairs department.

Director of the Rescue Team of Ram Union Xu Lijun said the three rescuers have received professional training and have participated in international rescue work several times, reports Xinhua.

They have taken life detectors and medical equipment with them.

A magnitude 6 earthquake devastated several mountainous towns in central Italy early Wednesday and killed at least 250 people.

The Italy branch of the rescue team sent 16 team members to join the rescue, including two doctors. They also bought relief goods for quake victims.

This is the fifth time that the Zhejiang branch of the Rescue Team of Ram Union have joined in rescue work overseas, including in Nepal, Pakistan and Ecuador. (ANI)