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First Saudi relief arrives in Pakistan's quake-hit area

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 01, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- The first flight carrying relief goods from Saudi Arabia arrived in the quake-hit area in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday.

The Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz had decided to give relief goods worth 100 million U.S. dollars to the quake-affected people of Balochistan province, local Geo news said.

The 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred on early Wednesday morning near Balochistan's capital Quetta and has reportedly killed more than 300 people.

China has already given the aid of one million dollars to the quake victims on Thursday.

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) decided to provide food assistance to nearly 20,000 people who were affected by the powerful earthquake.

The United States will donate one million dollars to the quake- hit areas.