On Saturday, the Venezuelan government sent an aircraft with 10.4 tonnes of food, mattresses and tents to Mexico to help those affected by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck that country last Tuesday.
We are going to send a humanitarian aid on a plane of our Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) that is going towards our sister nation, Mexico,”
annound Interior Minister Néstor Reverol from the airport of Maiquetía, which serves to Caracas.
The minister said that the aircraft will also include six experts in analysis of collapsed structures, as well as digital equipment for the search of people in complex locations.
Venezuela, in the midst of a serious economic crisis, suffers from an acute shortage of basic foods and medicines.
The earthquake left nearly 300 fatal vicitms in Mexico, 160 of them in the capital.
Efforts to find life under the rubble in Mexico City resumed after a new earthquake of 6.1 degrees on Saturday, which caused two deaths from heart attack.