Tuesday, May 13, 2008

US sends second relief flight to Myanmar, more expected in coming days

UTAPAO, Thailand: A U.S. military official says a second flight has left with relief supplies for Myanmar's cyclone victims, and more flights are expected.

Lt. Col. Douglas Powell says the Marine C-130 cargo plane left for Yangon Tuesday carrying 19,900 pounds (43,780 kilograms) of water, blankets and mosquito nets.

He said a third flight carrying more supplies will leave later Tuesday.


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