Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Aid arriving in cyclone-hit Burma

Foreign aid is beginning to arrive in Burma, devastated by a cyclone that left more than 22,000 people dead.

The country's secretive ruling generals have given a UN aid plane permission to land, while neighbouring India and Thailand have also sent aid flights.
And a Chinese plane carrying 60 tonnes of aid has landed in the main city Rangoon, Chinese state media report.
But complaints remain that the generals are hampering relief efforts by denying access to foreign aid workers.

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