Angola donates goods to Congo after deadly explosions

March 14, 2012 9:43 am 

LUANDA, March 14 — Angola has donated over 105 tons of goods to the Republic of Congo, which suffered heavy losses of life and property in the March 4 explosions in its capital Brazzaville, according to the official news agency Angop.

The donations include 4.5 tons of medicine, foodstuffs, used clothes, 2,500 blankets and 750 mosquito nets, Angop reported on Tuesday.

In addition to five Angolan physicians working with the military hospital ''Pierre Mobengo" in Brazzaville, Angola has also sent 20 military sappers and 10 fire-fighters to help contain the situation in Brazzaville, Angop said.

The rescue efforts by Angola were headed by Ambassador to Congo Pedro Fernando Mavunza and Director of International relations of the Angolan Defense Ministry Jose Caetano Egidio de Sousa.

More than 200 people died in the explosions at an arms depot in the military barracks. (PNA/Xinhua) RSV/mmg


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