Yi Delhi, Jun 24 (PTI) India has sent 27 tonnes of emergency relief material in two planes, providing first aid to the people of earthquake-hit Afghanistan. According to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday, the powerful earthquake that struck Afghanistan on June 22 has caused widespread destruction and loss of life and property. According to the statement, the Indian government first sent 27 tonnes of emergency relief material to Kabul by two planes, including tents, sleeping bags, blankets, mats etc. The consignment of relief materials will be handed over to the United Nations Office on Humanitarian Aid Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) in Kabul, the statement said. The Ministry of External Affairs said that India stands in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan in this hour of crisis, with whom we have centuries old relations. It is worth noting that in Afghanistan, about 1000 people have been killed and thousands of houses have been destroyed in a severe earthquake, leaving a large number of people homeless.