Xinhua News Agency quoted news from the Red Cross Society of China on October 8 that the Red Cross Society of China decided to provide emergency humanitarian cash assistance of US$200,000 to the Afghan Red Crescent Society to support its rescue and disaster relief work.

According to the China Seismological Network, two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.2 occurred in Afghanistan on the afternoon of October 7, local time, causing heavy casualties and property losses. So far, more than 2,000 people have died and nearly 10,000 people have been injured.

The spokesperson of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to a reporter’s question on the Afghanistan earthquake on the 8th, saying that China expresses deep condolences for the victims and expresses sincere condolences to the families of the victims and the injured. I believe that the Afghan people will be able to overcome the impact of the disaster and rebuild their homes as soon as possible. China will provide disaster relief assistance within its capacity according to Afghanistan’s needs. So far, no Chinese citizens have been injured or killed in the earthquake.