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Charity assists cyclone victims
ShelterBox with emergency equipment
Each ShelterBox tent can accommodate 10 people
A Cornish-based charity is sending aid to thousands of people left homeless by a cyclone in Pakistan.

Officials said hundreds of people are feared dead and 250,000 were left homeless by cyclone Yemyin which hit the Arabian Sea coastline on Tuesday.

The ShelterBox Trust, founded by the Helston-Lizard Rotary International in June 2000, is sending 220 disaster relief boxes.

They contain tents, sleeping bags, blankets and other emergency aid.

The disaster relief equipment also includes cooking stoves and utensils, a tool kit, plastic bags and water purification tablets.

People from coastal areas of Ormara, Pasni, Gwadar and Jewani lost their homes after the cyclone struck the Balochistan province, west of Karachi.

Helicopters were used to rescue people on rooftops and clinging to trees.

Shelterbox is sending 220 boxes to the affected area

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