Italy sends aid after Iran earthquake

is sending 12 tons of tents, blankets, and other assistance to victims of the that struck Iraq and .

The said Monday an Italian plane loaded with the aid would be leaving the U.N.’s warehouse base in Brindisi, bound for , Iraq, in the coming hours. Separately, the ministry said it was working on a financial aid package for Iran to be funneled through the , which is working on the ground.

The 7.3-magnitutde earthquake killed over 400 people, mainly in Iran. (AP)