HERAT, Afghanistan, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Forty-one containers of China-donated quake-relief supplies, including food, tents, folding beds and jackets, arrived in west Afghanistan's Herat province on Thursday.
The head of local financial authorities described those donations as "more valuable than anything" and said they would be distributed to the quake-affected victims and the poor.
Herat has experienced its ever-destructive earthquakes in recent decades as several tremors, some measuring a magnitude 6.3, left at least 2,000 dead and thousands injured.
The Chinese government has pledged emergency humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan to help the country with the relief work.
Earlier, the first batch of relief supplies from China arrived in the quake-joted area on Oct. 15, providing the much-needed tents, rollaway beds and thick blankets for locals to endure the harsh winter.