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First Moroccan relief plane takes off to Haiti

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Kénitra - The first Moroccan plane carrying around 15 tonnes of medical and pharmaceutical supplies for the quake-stricken Haitian people left Saturday Kénitra (40 km north of Rabat).

A second plane carrying 9 tonnes of the same supplies will fly in the evening to Haiti part of the emergency humanitarian aid granted by HM King Mohammed VI to the stricken Haitians, official sources said.

A statement of the Foreign ministry said that this $1 million- relief aid will be airlifted as soon as possible.

In these painful times, the Moroccan people offer their heartfelt condolences and feelings of sincere compassion to the Haitian people and hope that they will overcome this hard ordeal and promptly resume a normal life, the statement said.

A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit on Tuesday the Port-au-Prince region which is home to over 2 million inhabitants.